Will Wintercross is a contributing photo and videojournalist for The Daily Telegraph based in London and has been shortlisted for various awards. During April and May 2016 the 1830 Gallery held a major retrospective of his work consisting of 53 large scale prints and an instillation of his videojournalism. In 2001 aged 19 he began his career reporting for the Ngami Times, a weekly paper in Maun, Botswana. Under the editorship of Norman Chandler he was encouraged to use his own initiative both in shooting and writing assignments. This solid grounding led to more challenging work situations; living for a month and documenting life in Romanian sanatoriums in 2002, then working with Médicins Sans Frontières in refugee camps in Angola in 2003. More recent work has focused on covering the civil wars in Mali, Libya and Syria, the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Sierra Leone as well as the earthquake in Nepal and the refugee crisis in Balkans. Will has shot assignments and commissions in Egypt, Nepal, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, the USA, China and Russia.
Although leaving university with a First Class degree in Photojournalism in 2004 he has always learnt most through his own autodidactic approach, which is reflected in his continuing search for and openness to new learning. His natural networking skills lead him to seek out both people and opportunities that extend his knowledge and practice. Before starting at The Daily Telegraph in 2007, Will worked for a range of news gathering organisations including Getty and Bloomberg, resulting in his work being published in titles globally.
He has worked on extended commissions for Oxfam, the Football Association and Everton Football Club and shot work for a wide range of clients including Dunhill, Nestlé, Time Magazine, BT, DHL, The Royal British Legion, Nissan and ICAP.
All of these experiences have led him to specialise in foreign assignments: a month rarely passes without him working overseas. Some of these were among the stories he discussed in lectures he gave to summer school students at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and will be doing again so this year.