The photos that make up the exhibition were taken by Australia's leading photojournalists and are a powerful set of images to view. Each and every one evokes a reaction; viewing the photos puts the viewer on a roller coaster of emotions. I said "ouch" under my breath a couple of times and just fell in love with a couple of others - real wow moments.
This year's exhibition marks the 60th Anniversary since the Walkleys began. Originally there were just 5 categories for photographers to enter their images into. Since then, the awards have grown to more than 30 categories.
The Nikon-Walkley Exhibition is being shown at the State Library for the first time. The categories on display at the Library are the finalist and the winning photos in the Sport and the Community/Regional Prize categories.
There's one photo on the wall that is instantly recognisable. It was taken by Cameron Spencer at the 2016 Rio Olympics. It's 'that' photo of Usain Bolt, smiling at the camera as he leads the pack on the sprint track. That photo of a beaming Bolt was seen, loved, talked about and shared by millions of people all over the world. The exhibition is worth seeing just to have a look at that photo - it's a classic!
This prestigious exhibition is located in the Institute Building on the upper level at the State Library of South Australia. It is free to view and is on display until the 12th of February 2017.
Get along and have a look – it's an exhibition not to miss.