To infinity! Beautiful 'Rocket Girl' lockdown portraits win Photographer of the Year

Rocket Girl Chronicles - Photographer of the year 2021 overall winner
Rocket Girl Chronicles (Image credit: Andy Rovenko / POTY AustralianPhotography)

The Photographer of the Year 2021 competition, presented by Nokia, has revealed this edition's winners. Now in its ninth year, the competition is one of the largest of its kind for amateur photographers, with a prize pool comprising over $30,000. 

A photo series featuring a young mini astronaut, Rocket Girl, exploring the locked down streets of Melbourne has been highly commended at this year's competition and awarded with the overall winning prize. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.