In Sydney on Thursday, October 16 we announced the finalists in the 2014 Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism and launched the 2014 Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition.
Finalist Categories included; Feature/Photography Essay, News Photography, Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year and Sport Photography. Nikon & the Walkley Foundation were pleased to announce Andrew Quilty as the winner of the 2014 Nikon-Walkley Photo of the Year. You can view this amazing collection of photography at:
Sydney: State Library of NSW, Sydney – Exhibition on show until December 14, 2015
Melbourne: State Library of Victoria, Melbourne – Exhibition on show from Saturday October 18 to February 8 2015
Click here to see the full list of finalists and their images. Winners of the Nikon-Walkley Prize categories were also announced:
- Nikon-Walkley Portrait Prize: Sylvia Liber, Illawarra Mercury
- Nikon-Walkley Community/Regional Prize: Adam Hourigan, The Daily Examiner
Nikon-Walkley Press Photo of the Year
A baby girl lies in an observation room after suffering burns from an oil heater at home at the MSF administered Boost Hospital in the capital of Helmand Province, Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan.
Judges comments: “The judges felt Andrew Quilty’s image was the absolute stand-out. He has captured an emotively powerful and striking image that allows the viewer to gauge instantly the full magnitude of the little girl’s injuries. That her burns are the result of a domestic accident and not military conflict increases the surrealist impact – almost that of a fine art picture.”
Andrew will receive the prize of $5,000 worth of Nikon equipment.
Nikon-Walkley Prize Winners
Nikon-Walkley Portrait Prize
Imogen Stone, who has Batten disease is shown with her older sister Nataya . They are dressed like little princesses for their brush with royalty on Good Friday. Imogen Stone was a normal, happy little girl who loved playing, singing and dancing – then on her third birthday she had a seizure. By the time she was 4½ she was losing her words and getting unsteady on her feet. Now she cannot walk or talk, she is fed through a tube, and halfway through last year she lost her eyesight. She’s getting worsening seizures and chest problems – which is going to be what takes her life.Judges comments “The judges felt Sylvia Liber captured perfectly an intimate moment between two sisters. Full of emotion “Little Princess” is a beautiful shot.”Sylvia will receive the prize of $3,000 worth of Nikon equipment.
Nikon-Walkley Community/Regional Prize
A woman and a friend had a lucky escape when the caravan she was towing fishtailed down the Pacific Highway and collided with a truck. The pair escaped injury, though the caravan, the woman’s home was destroyed.Judges comments: “Adam Hourigan shows strong skills and creativity in a body of work that is both emotive and well-executed. His portfolio shows his commitment to providing a small regional newspaper with exceptional imagery.”Adam will receive the prize of $3,000 worth of Nikon equipment.
2014 Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year
Photo of the Year
Winner: Andrew Quilty – View Image
2014 Nikon-Walkley Portrait Photography Prize
Winner: Sylvia Liber – View Image
2014 Nikon-Walkley Community/Regional Prize
Winner: Adam Hourigan – View Image
The Winners of the photography categories will be announced on Thursday the 28th November at the 58th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism in Brisbane.
For more information visit www.walkleys.com/walkley-awards