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

Nikon-Walkley Portrait Prize winner Sam Ruttyn's portrait of Josh Carter

Nikon-Walkley Portrait Prize winner Sam Ruttyn’s portrait of Josh Carter


2012 Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year

Press

Press Photographer of the Year

Finalist: Justin Mcmanus – View Album

Finalist: Jason South – View Album

Finalist: Chris McGrath – View Album


Daily Life/Feature Photography

Daily

Daily Life/Feature Photography

Finalist: Alex Ellinghausen – View Album

Finalist: Nicolas Walker – View Album

Finalist: Graham Crouch – View Album

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Sport Photography

Sport

Sport Photograph

Finalist: David Kelly – View Album

Finalist: Phil Hillyard – View Album

Finalist: Chris McGrath – View Album

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Photographic Essay

Essay

Photographic Essay

Finalist: Jason South – View Album

Finalist: Sam Ruttyn – View Album

Finalist: Craig Greenhill – View Album


News Photography

News

News Photography

Finalist: Lukas Coch – View Album

Finalist: Dan Himbrechts – View Album

Finalist: Trevor Pinder – View Album


2012 Nikon-Walkley Portrait Photography Prize

Portrait

Portrait Photography Prize

Winner: Sam Ruttyn – View Album


2012 Nikon-Walkley Prize for Community/Regional Photography

Regional

2012 Nikon-Walkley Prize for Community/Regional Photography

Winner: Braden Fastier – View Album

Highly Commended: Jason Edwards – View Album

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Winners of all categories will be announced at the 57th annual Walkley Awards Gala dinner, Friday, 30th November from Parliament House, Canberra. For more information visit www.walkleys.com

Published by mynikonlife Oct 16, 2012