Bob Aylott

(Aberdeen, Scotland born 1948)

Age 15 years Bob arrived in Fleet Street and became a tea boy at ‘The Sport & General Press Agency’. Later he moved into the darkroom at ‘Fox Photos’ and became a photographer in 1967 with ‘The Keystone Press Agency’.

In 1968 he was named British News Photographer of the Year; he joined the Daily Sketch and the Daily Mail in 1969 and then went on to The National Enquirer based in Los Angeles. He returned to London in 1987 to join Express newspapers and The Daily Star. As an award winning photographer he covered assignments around the world and won numerous awards including Colour Sequence of the Year and a World Press Award for his prison pictures of killer Charles Manson.