About - Photography by Vinesh Rajpaul
Image taken at MoMA New York by my wife, Victoria Alice

Image taken at MoMA New York by my wife, Victoria Alice

A bit about me

I'm from Cape Town but currently based in Oxford, UK. I love taking and making photos. By day I'm a Rhodes Scholar and astrophysicist, soon to be Norman Lockyer Fellow (Royal Astronomical Society) and Research Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Prints, licensing and commissions

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Some recent things

- Victoria and I were joint winners of the University of Oxford's Graduate Photography Competition (2017)
- Work exhibited at UNESCO HQ in Paris (Alfred Fried Award, 2016)
- Judge: University of Oxford Stargazing photography competition (2016)
- Winner: Citizen Photographer of the Year 2014 (Nikon/Picture Editors Guild 2015)
- Work featured in the University of Oxford's print and online publications (2014-16)
- Runner-up: Travel Photo of the Year (Wanderlust/The Independent, 2015)
- Work exhibited in gallery at Destinations Show in Manchester and London, UK (2015)
- Short-listed: University of Oxford graduate photography competition (2014, 2015)
- Photos published in Stories of Music book (2015)
- Photograph published in British Red Cross photobook (2014)
- 8-week feature in the Oxonian Review (2014)
- Work featured by The Nature Conservancy (2013)
- Finalist: Hueman Photography Contest (2012)
- Work exhibited at Dawn Breakers International Film Festival in Switzerland (2012)
- 2nd place in Dodge-Chrysler Inspired By You contest, with exhibition at Chrysler HQ in Michigan, USA (2012)
- Work featured in National Geographic editor's selection (June 2012)


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