The 2020 Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition

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 worldviews 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: Christopher Hopkins, “I Want to Hold Her Hand”, winner of Photo of the Year

Venue
NSW Parliament House, Fountain Court

Dates
Tuesday November 3, 2020 to Wednesday January 13, 2021
9am-5pm
Monday to Friday

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