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© Alain Schroeder

The 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year competition winners were announced today. The overall winner was Alain Schroede from Belgium while the Young Travel Photographer Award went to Morgan Wolfers, a 12-year-old nature photographer living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

You can find the gallery of winning images here The winning images will also be displayed at exhibitions in the UK and beyond in 2018.

Belgian photojournalist Alain Schroeder was born in 1955. Holding a degree in photography from the Saint-Luc Institute (Liège), in 1979 he began his career in sports photography. Through his contribution, from 1986 to 1992, to Hachette’s books ‘Roland-Garros vu par les vingt meilleurs photographes de tennis’, he became particularly known for photographing tennis.