More than 80 images from the 2021 Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism are on display in the Fountain Court at the NSW Parliament in Macquarie Street, Sydney.

These images are taken from the immersive online exhibition that accompanies the physical display.

The photographs, selected from more than 3000 photos submitted to the Walkleys this year, can be seen on weekdays from 9am to 5pm between November 29 and December 14. Presenting images of triumph, tragedy and everyday life, they represent the best works of this year’s press photographers and include news and sports photography, portraiture and photographic essays. Accompanying the physical display is immersive online exhibit that can be explored here.

President of the NSW Legislative Council, Matthew Mason-Cox, said visitors would find it hard not to be moved by the photos, which explore everything from sweat-soaked sporting victory to intimate moments of personal reflection and grief. “This is an incomparable collection of images, all reflecting the technical skill and creativity of the photographers,” Mr Mason-Cox said. “Each photo reveals a compelling story, not just of the moment it captures, but of what it took to get that memorable shot.”

After its run in NSW Parliament’s online and in-person galleries, the press photography exhibition will be touring other venues across the country. Find more information at the Walkleys website.

Visitors should note that while checking in, they will be required to have their temperature checked and must show proof of vaccination. Other COVID safety measures, including mask wearing and social distancing, will also be in place. Entry is via the gatehouse to the left of the building. The Fountain Court is just beyond the reception desks. Click here for more information.