Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year


  • The Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Guardian
  • The Australian
  • Time

Dean Lewins


Dean Lewins’ portfolio features a selection of images from major sporting events of the year, including the Commonwealth Games, FIFA World Cup, Australian Open tennis tournament, Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the Ashes. He covers news as well, and there’s an interesting contrast between his aerial shots of drought and his graphic, birds-eye view of a racing superyacht amid a flock of smaller craft.

Lewins wrote in his entry statement: “Also included is a very poignant moment during the funeral for AC/DC founder Malcolm Young when his brother and co-founder Angus Young, carrying Malcolm’s prized Gretsch guitar, steps to the back of the hearse as Malcolm’s casket is being loaded and pauses for a brief moment, looking almost lost and very alone, despite hundreds of mourners from the music industry attending the service.”

The judges particularly loved this quintessential Australian news image. “There’s so much emotion and history in the picture of Angus Young at his brother’s funeral.”

Dean Lewins