Heartbreak and triumph, jubilation and devastation: it’s all on show at the Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition, featuring works by Australia’s most outstanding photojournalists.
In 2014 over 2000 photographs were considered for selection in the Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism – the pinnacle of achievement for Australian press photographers judged by industry experts and awarded at the end of each year. After the awards, an exhibition of finalists’ and winners’ work hits the road to showcase the outstanding moments in sports, daily life and news reportage captured over the past 12 months.
Photos include stunning action shots from Michael Carberry’s bat breaking during the 2014 Ashes; touching imagery from hospitals in Afghanistan; essays on life in regional Queensland, the “Bondi Biffo” between James Packer and David Gyngell and fly-on-thewall insight into conflict in Syria.
FULL LIST OF 2014 NIKON-WALKLEY AWARD FINALISTS
Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year
Steve Pennells, Seven West Media
Andrew Quilty, Oculi
Lisa Maree Williams, Getty Images
Brendan Beirne, News Corp Australia, “Bondi Biffo”
Craig Greenhill, The Daily Telegraph, “Roger Rogerson”
Peter Wallis, The Courier-Mail, “Gerard Baden-Clay”
Brendan Esposito, The Sydney Morning Herald, “Tacloban”
Eddie Jim, The Age, “Hayden”
Lisa Maree Williams, Getty Images, “Rio Station”
Brett Costello, The Daily Telegraph, “The drama of sport”
Phil Hillyard, The Daily Telegraph, “Tim Cahill, Midnight Celebration, Afternoon Footy, Long Legs, Dodgers Down Under”
Cameron Spencer, Getty Images, “H20 Action”
Nikon-Walkley Portrait Prize
Winner: Sylvia Liber, Illawarra Mercury, “Little Princess”
Nikon-Walkley Community/Regional Prize
Winner: Adam Hourigan, The Daily Examiner, “Images from The Daily Examiner”