2012 Nikon-Walkley Finalists announced
The Finalists of the 2012 Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Awards were announced in Sydney on Monday night at the NSW State Library. The three finalists for the Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the year category were; Justin Mcmanus, Jason South and Chris McGrath.
Also announced were finalists for Daily Life/Feature Photography, Sport, Photo Essay and News Photography. Scroll down to see the full list of finalists and their images.
Nikon-Walkley Prize Winners
Sam Ruttyn from The Sunday Telegraph was awarded the Nikon-Walkley Portrait Prize for his entry ‘Josh Carter’ . The judges commented on the “strong emotive contrast between the horrifically invasive surgery and the intimate nature of the portrait. This shows Sam has earned the trust of his subject”..
The winner of the Nikon-Walkley Regional/Community Photography prize was Braden Fastier from News local. The judges stated that “Braden showcased his understanding of what light can do and his sensitivity to his subject matter. Great all-round coverage.”
Both Braden and Sam received prizes of Nikon D600/AF-S 85mm f1.4