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The Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism 2022

The Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism 2022

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Powerful photographs will be on display at NSW Parliament this November and December, with this special exhibition shining a spotlight on 2022's Walkley Award photography finalists and Nikon Prize Winners.

The exhibition features the works of finalists in the Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism, which recognise the work of photographers across a range of genres, from news and sport to portraiture and photographic essays. The showcase of photos is a chance to reflect on the year in news, through the individual worldviews and skilled camerawork of Australia's best photographers.

Visitors will be able to see the winners of the 2022 Nikon Photo of the Year (pictured in the main image above and below) and the Nikon Portrait Prize, as well as the finalists selected from thousands of images in other prize categories - whose winners will be announced on 17 November.

The Walkley Awards are the highest honours in Australian journalism, celebrating excellence across all media. Since 1956, when the first Walkleys were presented in five categories, the awards have grown to 30 categories, including documentary film, non-fiction books. Learn more at


How to see the exhibition

This free exhibition is open from 9am-5pm on weekdays until 16 December 2022, in the Fountain Court exhibition space of NSW Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Entry is via the gatehouse to the left of the building, and the Fountain Court is just beyond the main reception desks. As part of COVID safety measures, we kindly ask that you avoid visiting if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness.

Please note that from late November, construction work at the front of Parliament House may alter the building entry point. Our friendly team members will be able to assist with information when you arrive.

If you can't make it into Parliament House during the exhibition's run, you can visit our virtual recreation below:

Interested in exhibiting at NSW Parliament?
Learn about our exhibition spaces and how to apply to have your works displayed on our information page here.

Main image: Nikon Photo of the Year winner 'Peter Takes a Moment' by Natalie Grono, The Saturday Paper and Surfing World Magazine, capturing the aftermath of flooding in NSW's Northern Rivers.