A Photographer Who Considers Colorado’s Wildlife His Therapy

ByDavid M. Conte

Apr 29, 2022

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In 2016, Scott Wilson was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and was given a 10% chance of living 5 years.

A photographer by trade turned to Colorado’s wildlife for therapy, and he was introduced to the wild horses of northwest Colorado.

Now Denver-based photographer and American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) board member Scott Wilson has snapped the black-and-white image of the stallion, which won two prestigious awards at the competition. SONY World Photography Awards 2022.

Out of 170,000 entries from around the world, the image, titled anger managementwon first place in the Natural World and Wildlife category and earned Wilson the Open Photographer of the Year award, announced today by the World Photography Organization.

The Sony World Photography Award is considered one of the most prestigious photography awards in the world. The recognition of anger management elevates the plight of America’s wild horses to an international audience and draws attention to their inhumane treatment by the US federal government.