An award-winning photographer who went missing in Libya has been located, his agency has confirmed.

Associated Press photographer Altaf Qadri is reported to be ?safe and unhurt? after becoming separated from colleagues near Ajdabiya in the east of the country.

?We?re pleased that he has emerged unharmed while covering the violence in the area,? said John Daniszewski, a senior managing editor at the agency.

The 35-year-old, who is a citizen of India, won honours in the World Press Photo competition earlier this year.