The winning image in this year’s Nikon-Walkley Photojournalism Awards has been announced, along with a list of finalists and winners of other major awards.


Andrew Quilty’s photograph was named the 2014 Nikon-Walkley Photo of the Year. (Andrew Quilty, TIME LightBox, “Baby burns victim in Boost Hospital”)

Winner of the 2014 Nikon-Walkley Photo of the Year is Andrew Quilty of Oculi, who captured the shot (shown above) in an observation room in the emergency ward at Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, Afghanistan. To quote the website: the judges felt Quilty captured a striking and powerfully emotive image that allows the viewer to gauge instantly the full magnitude of the little girl’s injuries. “That her burns are the result of a domestic accident and not military conflict increases the surreal impact ““ almost that of a fine art picture.”

Finalists in the Press Photographer of the Year category included: Steve Pennells of  Seven West Media, Andrew Quilty of Oculi and Lisa Maree Williams of Getty Images. Finalists in the News Photography category are: Brendan Beirne of  News Corp Australia, Craig Greenhill of The Daily Telegraph and Peter Wallis of  The Courier-Mail. Finalists in the Feature/Photographic Essay category are: Brendan Esposito of  The Sydney Morning Herald, Eddie Jim of  The Age and Lisa Maree Williams of Getty Images. Finalists in the Sport Photography category are: Brett Costello of  The Daily Telegraph, Phil Hillyard of The Daily Telegraph and Cameron Spencer of Getty Images.

Winner of the Nikon-Walkley Portrait Prize is Sylvia Liber of  Illawarra Mercury. Winner of the Nikon-Walkley Community/Regional Prize is Adam Hourigan of  The Daily Examiner.
The winning images can be viewed at Finalists’ work will be toured around the nation in a series of free public exhibitions.

  •  Sydney: October 16, 2014 ““ December 14, 2014 at The State Library Of NSW
  • Melbourne: October 18, 2014 ““ February 8, 2015 at The State Library of Victoria
  • Adelaide: December 10 2014 ““ February 3, 2015 at Adelaide Festival Hall
  • Newcastle: February 10, 2015 ““ March 10, 2015 at Lovett Gallery, Newcastle Region Library
  • Brisbane: March 14, 2015 ““ April 27, 2015 at The Brisbane Powerhouse