A FEW WEEKS ago we were excited to report that Laura Cook — Matador community member and student of the MatadorU travel photography program — won The Guardian’s contest for November with her entry seen above, titled Solitude.
We were also pumped to see that a couple of other MatadorU students — Genevieve Hathaway and Stephen Chapman — had their photos short-listed in the contest. Laura’s November win put her in a position to win the grand prize, she just had to have hers chosen at the end of the year out of the other monthly winners in 2011. This she did. She was recently declared the overall winner, and with that comes a trip to South Africa to partake in a safari and be on assignment for the British newspaper.