14 March 2014
A collection of stunning news images will go on show at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery when the touring Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition opens on Thursday 27 March at 6.30pm.
Walkley Foundation CEO and Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance Federal Secretary Christopher Warren will officially open the exhibition, while award-winning photojournalist Brian Cassey of Cairns will be the guest speaker.
The Walkley Awards have been presented each year since 1956 as the highest honour in Australian journalism, celebrating excellence across all media. This photojournalism section of the awards recognises the work of photographers across a range of genres.
University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery Curator Dawn Oelrich said the exhibition featured photographs selected from almost 350 entries for newsworthiness, impact, creativity and technical skill.
“Prizes are awarded in a number of categories including news photography, sport, portraits, feature/photo essay and community/regional photography,” she said.
“The photos encompass a range of stories from politicians to everyday folk, and from backyards to the furthest corners of the globe. In 2013, the Photo of the Year Award was presented for the first time to honour a single image that defined the year.
“The Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition presents the 2013 finalists and winners and is a great opportunity for the Sunshine Coast community to see the outstanding work of Australia’s top photojournalists.”
The exhibition will continue at the USC Gallery until Saturday 3 May 2014. It is being shown in collaboration with the Walkley Foundation for Journalism and the Sunshine Coast Daily.
The gallery is located at the University campus on Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs. It is open free to the public from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and closed Sundays and public holidays.
— Terry Walsh