Andrew Winning

Andrew Winning

Based
London, United Kingdom
Born
Paris, France
Status
Photographer
Camera
Canon 1DX
“I like shooting human stories where there are no barriers between the photographer and the subject matter.”

Beat

I cover news, sports, politics and feature stories.

One Shot

. London, United Kingdom. REUTERS/Andrew Winning
The pods of the London Eye tourist attraction cast shadows against a thick morning mist.
“I like the effect of the light breaking through the thick fog.”

Profile

Some of my earliest memories of photography are leafing through Time, Newsweek and National Geographic at an early age.

I taught myself to shoot pictures and took a printing course whilst studying in Gijon, northwest Spain, for my business and Spanish degree. The subject matter of my university course was so dull that I yearned for something more creative.

At the photography school in Gijon, we were each given a 12-frame roll of film and asked to shoot one picture for each of 12 named themes. That taught me to think before pressing the button.

Many assignments have left a big impression on me. There are too many to name just one.

I like shooting human stories where there are no barriers between the photographer and the subject matter.

Professionally, I respect many of my colleagues at Reuters. I’m proud to work alongside some of the most talented photographers in the world.