The 2020 Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition

See the 2020 Nikon-Walkley photo exhibition at Newcastle Library until mid-March, showcasing the year’s best Australian photojournalism.

The Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism recognise the work of photographers across a range of genres – from news and sport to portraiture and photographic essays. This exhibition lets us reflect on the year in news through the individual world views and skilled lenses of Australia’s best photographers.

Some of these images are the work of a split second. Others took months of research and trust-building. Photographers interact with their subjects with perhaps more intimacy than story-tellers in any other medium, and the stories they tell can move you with a single frame.

In selecting three finalists in each category, from more than 3000 images entered in 2020, the Walkley judges looked for newsworthiness, impact, creativity and technical skill. This exhibition, showcasing the 2020 finalists, encompasses a range of stories – from politicians to everyday folk, from our backyards to the furthest corners of the globe. Such is the power of photojournalism: in a frozen moment, the smallest story can be as compelling as the largest.

Image credit: Sylvia Liber, “Oceanna”, winner of the 2020 Nikon Community/Regional Prize

Venue
Newcastle Library, Laman St, Newcastle

Dates and times
Wednesday 3 February to Sunday 14 March, 2021

Mondays: 9:30am–8pm
Tuesdays: 9:30am–8pm
Wednesdays: 9:30am–8pm
Thursdays: 9:30am–8pm
Friday: 9:30am–6pm
Saturday: 9:30am–2pm
Sunday: Closed