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.
The 2023 finalists featured in this exhibition encompasses 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.”
Banner image photograph: Lotomau Fiafia was born in 1952 on remote Kioa Island in Fiji. He’s pictured with his grandson John (10), standing where the shoreline used to be when Lotomau was young. Photo by Eddie Jim, The Age, 2023