“Holding us together”
Young Journalist of the Year Awards
Jason Edwards has worked for the Herald Sun since 2012. He found his calling as a photographer in 2004, when by chance a stranger, upon seeing one of his images asked if he had ever considered a career. Two weeks later he was enrolled and studying full time at Photography Studies College. Upon graduating in 2008, with numerous collage and industry recognitions, Jason immediately found employment at Leader Community Newspapers, as their youngest staff photographer.
Jason considers himself predominantly a photojournalist and documentary photographer. Accolades for both photographic and journalism include high commendations 2008 and 2012 Quill Awards as well as winner feature photo of the year 2012. He was also highly commended for the Community/Regional Nikon-Walkley Community and Regional Prize in 2012. He was a finalist in the 2010 PANPA awards and a high commendation in 2011.
A multiple category finalist in the CNA awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011, including winner feature story of the year 2011, he was Best in Show at the Walkley Slide Night in 2011 and a finalist for the Walkley photo essay of the year in 2011. He was also a finalist in the Walkley Young Australian Photographer of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012 (for both photographer and online journalist).
“In addition to being able to capture a news image, through his photo ‘Holding us together’, he showed us that he can use lighting and unique composition to create a multi-layered and inventive image.”