Australia’s most prestigious competition for press photographers, the Nikon-Walkley Awards, culminates in this eclectic exhibition. From daily life and photographic essays, to portraiture and sport, these awards recognise excellence in Australian photojournalism. Every year more than 1000 photographers are judged for selection in the awards and this exhibition showcases more than 100 works by Australia’s best photojournalists shortlisted for the awards. Heartbreak and triumph, jubilation and devastation: Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition presents the big moments of the year in news as seen through the lens of Australia’s most talented press photographers.
A few of this years finalists images are featured below.
Picture: Jason South / The Age
Picture: Craig Greenhill / News Limited "No better friend, no worse enemy"
Picture: David Kelly / The Courier Mail "Synch and Swim"
Picture: Jason South / The Age / Occupy Melbourne
Eleven40 congratulates all of this years finalists.
NIKON-WALKLEY AWARD FINALISTS 2012
This years finalsts were announced on Monday 15th Oct at the State Library of NSW
Daily Life/Feature Photography - SPONSORED BY NIKON
Graham Crouch, The Australian Magazine, "Broken Lives"
Alex Ellinghausen, Fairfax Media, "Paralympic Swimmers: Team Photo"
Nicolas Walker, Weekend Financial Review, "The Kattle Run"
Sport Photography - SPONSORED BY NIKON
David Kelly, Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, "Synch and Swim"
Phil Hillyard, The Daily Telegraph, "Sally – The Race for Gold"
Chris McGrath, Getty Images, "London 2012 – An Overview"
News Photography - SPONSORED BY NIKON
Lukas Coch, Australian Associated Press, "Australia Day Protest"
Dan Himbrechts, The Australian, "Malcolm Naden"
Trevor Pinder, Herald Sun, "City Square Protest"
Photographic Essay - SPONSORED BY NIKON
Sam Ruttyn, The Sunday Telegraph, "Josh Carter, Super Boy"
Jason South, The Age, "Occupy Melbourne"
Craig Greenhill, News Limited, "No better friend, no worse enemy"
Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year - SPONSORED BY NIKON
Jason South, The Age
Chris McGrath, Getty
Justin McManus, The Age
The winners of the photography categories will be announced on Friday 30 November at the 57th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism at Parliament House in Canberra.