Stuff photographers scoop big award

May 17, 2019

Stuff photographers scoop big award

Two Stuff photographers, Braden Fastier and Chris Skelton, last night won Photographer of the Year jointly in the Voyager Media Awards after the judges faced several strong contenders in the top entries.

The judges said Fastiers’s larger-than-life images defined a versatile and brilliant photographer. Skelton’s powerful range of images showed he is a master of the moment as well as showing sensitivity and dignity to his subjects.

In other photography and videography categories, sponsored by Canon New Zealand, Videographer of the Year was won by Tim Flower, VICE. In the single videography categories, Best news video was won by RNZ's Dan Cook and Best feature video by Anna Harcourt, Re:/TVNZ. Her video on a bring-your-own-bowl lunch trend drew more than 6.3 million views on Facebook.

Stuff photographers David White, Alden Williams and Braden Fastier won Best feature/photographic essay, Best portrait and Best news and/or sportcategories respectively.

In the team videography categories, Newshub won Best news video with "Road toll devastation through the eyes of first responders" and Sunday/TVNZ won Best feature video with "P babies."

More than 600 guests gathered at Cordis, Auckland for the awards dinner to celebrate the work of print and broadcast journalists, photographers, videographers, opinion and feature writers, reviewers, artists and cartoonists.

Staged by the Newspaper Publishers' Association with Voyager Internet as premier sponsor, the awards attract nearly 2000 entries and have been running for 46 years.