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Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition

17 November 2023, 10:00am23 June 2024, 6:00pm
Bookings No bookings required
Location Newspapers & Family History Reading Rooms

See the winners and finalists selected from the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, celebrating the achievements of Australian photographers across a range of genres, from news and sports to portraiture and visual essays.

The Walkley Awards have recognised excellence across all media since 1956, when the first awards were presented in five categories. As the news industry has evolved, they have kept pace, and the awards now comprise 30 categories, from the confronting to the joyous. All are striking examples of the power of visual storytelling.

The 2023 finalists featured in this exhibition encompass a range of subjects – from politicians to everyday folk, from our backyards to the furthest corners of the globe. Such is the power of photojournalism: in a moment of stillness, each voice says, “This is my story. I am here."

As an organisation that preserves and shares the stories of Victoria and Australia, the State Library is proud to host this showcase of the year in news in the home of our own extensive newspaper collection.