2015 Nikon-Walkley Awards Winners and Exhibition details

On Thursday, October 15th in Sydney, the finalists in the 2015 Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism were announced. The categories included: Feature/Photography Essay, News Photography, Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year and Sport Photography.

Nikon and the Walkley Foundation were pleased to announce Gary Ramage as the winner of the 2015 Nikon-Walkley Photo of the Year.

The following winners of the Nikon-Walkley Prize categories have been announced, and they are:

  • Nikon-Walkley Portrait Prize: Nic Walker, Good Weekend, Fairfax Media
  • Nikon-Walkley Community/Regional Prize: Sylvia Liber, Illawarra Mercury
  • Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year: Gary Ramage
  • News Photography: Rob Griffith
  • Sport Photography: Phil Hillyard
  • Feature/Photographic Essay: Ingetje Tadros

All of the winners were announced at a gala event at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne on Thursday the 3rd of December for the 60th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism. For more information visit www.walkleys.com/2015walkleywinners

You can view this amazing collection of photography at our 2015 Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition in the following locations:

Adelaide: Festival Centre, Adelaide – Exhibition on show from December 16 to January 24, 2016

Newcastle: Newcastle Regional Library, Newcastle – Exhibition on show from February 19 to March 22, 2016

Sunshine Coast: University of Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast – Exhibition on show from April 7 to May 15, 2016

Nikon-Walkley Press Photo of the Year

2015 Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards Winner: Gary Ramage, “Ice NationWinner: Gary Ramage, News Corp, Australia, “Ice Nation”

 

Gary Ramage travelled around Australia investigating the impact of ice. His photo captures “Bill”, a young man in the throes of an ice-induced medical emergency. It took nine hospital staff, including full-time security personnel, to restrain the man before he could be treated by a medical crew.

Judges comments: “Gary’s work has great social impact.” They praised his dedication to telling the story “without stigmatising the victim, and with empathy for everyone in the room.”

Gary will receive the prize of a Nikon D750 DSLR camera and an AF-S 58mm f/1.4 lens, valued at more than $5,000.

 

Nikon-Walkley Prize Winners

Nikon-Walkley Portrait Prize

2015 Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards Winner: Nic Walker, See You in CourtWinner: Nic Walker, Good Weekend, “Adam Houda ‘See you in Court'”

Nic will receive the prize of a Nikon D750 DSLR camera and an AF-S 58mm f/1.4 lens, valued at more than $5,000.

 

Nikon-Walkley Community/Regional Prize

2015 Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards Winner: Sylvia Liber, Illawarra MercuryWinner: Sylvia Liber, Illawara Mercury, “Images from the Illawara Mercury”

Silvia will receive the prize of a Nikon D750 DSLR camera and an AF-S 58mm f/1.4 lens, valued at more than $5,000.

2015 Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year

2015 Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards - Photographer: Andrew Quilty

Winner: Gary Ramage – View Album

Finalist: Andrew Quilty – View Album

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News Photography

2015 Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards - Photographer: Rob Griffith

Winner: Rob Griffith – View Image

Finalist: Gordon McComiskie – View Album

Finalist: Toby Zerna – View Image

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Sport Photography

2015 Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards - Photographer: Phil Hillyard

Winner: Phil Hillyard – View Album

Finalist: Brett Costello – View Album

Finalist: Adam Taylor – View Album

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Feature/Photographic Essay

2015 Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards - Photographer: Nic Walker

Winner: Ingetje Tadros – View Album

Finalist: Gary Ramage – View Album

Finalist: Nic Walker – View Album

Photo of the Year

2015 Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards - Photographer: Gary Ramage

Winner: Gary Ramage – View Image

2015 Nikon-Walkley Portrait Photography Prize

2015 Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards - Photographer: Nic Walker

Winner: Nic Walker – View Image

2015 Nikon-Walkley Community/Regional Prize

2015 Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards - Photographer: Sylvia Liber

Winner: Silvia Liber – View Album

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2015 Nikon-Walkley Photo Montage

Watch this montage of some of the most arresting images taken by Australia’s leading photojournalists in 2015.

 

Published by mynikonlife Dec 1, 2015
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