2019 Nikon-Walkley Photography Finalists announced

• 2019 Nikon-Walkley Photography Finalists were announced at simultaneous events in Sydney and Melbourne

The Nikon-Walkley judges have named Jason South as the winner of the 2019 Nikon-Walkley Photo of the Year Prize for “Running the gauntlet” for his image of George Pell for The Age.

The judges said that he managed to tell the biggest news story in Australia in a single frame, saying “it’s no mean feat to get an image that good out of a court job”.

2019 Nikon-Walkley Photography Finalists were announced at simultaneous events at the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney, and 1826 Photography Studios & Gallery in Melbourne.

Prize winners receive a prize of Nikon equipment. Nikon-Walkley winners will be announced on November 28 at the 64th annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year

To win entrants must use their self-editing skills and enter up to ten images to show their talent across a range of genres and themes.

NIKON-WALKLEY PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 

Tenni Shot

Scott Barbour, Getty Images and AAP

protests

Chris McGrath, Getty Images

Jeremy Piper, National Geographic, Oculi and AAP

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographers can enter up to five photos which represent a story or event, not a series on a theme.

Chris McGrath, Getty Images, “The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi”

Matt Roberts, ABC, “The Second Coming of Senator Lambie”

Jason South, The Age, “Pell”

SPORT PHOTOGRAPHY

Entrant can submit up to five images (representing a single story or a body of work) that capture the action, imagery or drama of sport.

Craig Golding, AAP, “Invictus Games 2018”

Quinn Rooney, Getty Images, “The Art of Sports Photography”

• Cameron Spencer, Getty Images, “H20”

FEATURE/PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY

Entrant can enter between five and twelve images to tell a longer story or make a point.

Chris McGrath, Getty Images, “The End of the Caliphate”

Ryan Pierse, Getty Images and News Corp Australia, “The Unlosable Election”

Jason South, The Age, “Christchurch Massacre”

Winners are also announced for four photography prizes. 

NIKON-WALKLEY PORTRAIT PRIZE

Entries for the Portrait Prize show people from all walks of life, revealing aspects of the human condition.

Landon and Joey

Winner: Justin McManus, The Sunday Age, “Landon and Joey”

NIKON-WALKLEY COMMUNITY/REGIONAL PRIZE

 This prize celebrates community and regional photographers, who may enter up to five images representing their work.

Winner: Max Mason-Hubers, Newcastle Herald and The Sydney Morning Herald, “A year of ups and downs in Newcastle”

 

NIKON-WALKLEY CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN DAILY LIFE PRIZE

Celebrating images of life in Australia, this prize is judged on originality and human interest. Photographers can enter a single picture, or a series of up to five still images.

Winner: Matthew Abbott, The New York Times, “Chinese Tourism Boom”

NIKON-WALKLEY PHOTO OF THE YEAR PRIZE

This prize recognises an outstanding “hero” image. This defining image of the year is selected by the judges from photographs submitted across all categories in the awards.

Jason South, The Age, “Pell”

The finalists’ photographs will be on tour around the nation in a series of free public exhibitions and is currently on display at 1826 Photography Studios & Gallery in South Melbourne until October 24. 

The Judges for the 2019 Nikon-Walkley Judges are:

Heather Faulkner, senior lecturer & program director, Photography, Griffith University 
David Gray, photographer
Shane Hulbert, Associate Professor, RMIT University School of Art
Steven Siewert, freelance photographer
Danie Sprague, photo editor, The Age

To find out more information about each individual photo visit walkleys.com.

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