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The Walkleys: Andrew Quilty’s Moment October 18, 2014

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The finalists in Australia’s premier award for photojournalism, the Nikon-Walkley Awards, have been announced. The images of Brendan Beirne and Steve Pennels and other finalists are on the ABC  site listed below.

This year’s finalists include images from no-man’s land along Jordan’s dangerous eastern border with Syria, Michael Carberry’s bat breaking during the 2014 Ashes, the infamous brawl between James Packer and David Gyngell on the streets of Bondi, and the New Zealand All Blacks performing the Haka in the rain after winning the Hong Kong Sevens.

As well as the finalists, the winner of Nikon-Walkley Photo of the Year Award has been announced, with Andrew Quilty’s Baby Burn Victim in Boost Hospital taking out the award.

Quilty’s image, shot in an observation room in the emergency ward at Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, captures a young girl who was severely burned in a home accident when scalding oil spat on her from a heater.

At first doctors estimated third-degree burns to more than 50 per cent of her body.

She was treated for the burns, given intravenous fluids and wrapped in a gold thermal “space” blanket.

The winners of the Nikon-Walkley Awards will be announced on December 4.

The photos of the finalists can be seen at the Sydney State Library. Accolades to the Library.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-17/nikon-walkley-award-finalists/5822464

 

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