Kate Geraghty was named this year’s Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year for an extensive and varied body of work.


Nadhm Hamid with his family in their rented home in east Mosul. (Source: Canberra Times)

Kate Geraghty’s  winning portfolio included coverage of the frontlines of Mosul, the war on drugs in the Philippines, the famine crisis in South Sudan, and Australian Vietnam War veterans who have retired to their old battlegrounds.

Geraghty also shared with Fairfax Media’s Michael Bachelard the prestigious Gold Walkley Award for their extraordinary work, “Surviving IS: Stories of Mosul“.
Together, Michael Bachelard and Kate Geraghty covered the devastation of the ancient city of Mosul by Islamic State, focusing on the issues faced by the people who are resilient, yet exhausted by the ravages of war.
Their work can be viewed on the Canberra Times website.

A Walkley Award for Sports Photography went to Scott Barbour of Getty Images, while Justin Brierty of The Cairns Post won the top award for News Photography.

The Feature/Photographic Essay award winner was Sam Ruttyn from The Sunday Telegraph for his portfolio, “Lion Heart Leo”.

The full list of winners is published here.