Bob Aylott worked as a press photographer for the Daily Sketch, Daily Mail, National Enquirer and Daily Star in a Fleet Street career which lasted almost 40 years.
Among the scores of accolades received, he was British News Photographer of the Year in 1968 and won the Colour Picture Story of the Year in 1971 for his images from the Cholera Camps in war-torn India. He also collected a World Press Award for his 1976 prison pictures of killer Charles Manson.
He has travelled the world on news and feature assignments including the Troubles in Northern Ireland (1969-71) and chasing the fugitive Great Train Robber, Ronnie Biggs, around Brazil (1974). He has worked in the Middle and Far East, India, Africa, the USA and South America. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and was the features editor on a national photographic magazine for seven years.
Since 2009, he has been shooting landscapes for art galleries and marine subjects for Yachting Monthly magazine.