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Images with Impact. The role of photojournalism in our media

A conversation about Australian photojournalism from two perspectives, an established heavyweight and an emerging star. Nick Moir (SMH Chief Photographer & 2020 Walkley Mentor) and Steven Saphore (Freelance Photojournalist & 2020 Walkley Mentee) discuss the industry landscape at this point in time, and some of the bigger stories they’ve covered from the front line.

As well as exploring the specialised skills and ethical best-practice of professional photojournalism, this session focussed on what it means to build a career as a press photographer today and the importance of support and mentoring.

Moderating the discussion was Heather Faulkner, adjunct researcher at the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and former Lecturer/Program Director at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

To find out more about the Walkley Mentorship Program, visit our program page.

We value excellence in journalism and we want to help journalists reach their full potential. To be part of the story, you can donate here to support our professional development programs.

With thanks to our 2020 Mentorship program supporters:

The Dennoch Fund, a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation, and the Sidney Myer Fund.

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