5 things Nikon has given to the world of… PHOTOJOURNALISM

Sto­ries through a Nikkor

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NIKKOR at war

David Dou­glas Dun­can is a pho­to­jour­nal­ist who be­came a house­hold name with his pho­to­graphs taken dur­ing the Korean War. He bought a Nikkor-S.C 5cm f/1.5 and a Nikkor-Q.C 13.5cm f/4 be­fore head­ing to the front line. Nikon sub­se­quently pre­sented Dun­can with the 200,000th Nikon F.

Don McCullin ’s Nik on F

While doc­u­ment­ing the rise of the Kh­mer Rouge in Cam­bo­dia in 1970, McCullin came un­der fire while cross­ing a wa­ter­logged rice field. On re­turn­ing to camp, he no­ticed a hole in his cam­era – the per­fect im­print of an AK-47 round. The cam­era may well have saved his life. McCullin still has that F.

Nik on FM2

While the Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 was the quin­tes­sen­tial pho­to­jour­nal­ist lens of the ’70s and ’80s, it was a Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 mounted to an FM2 that helped Steve McCurry cap­ture one of the most rec­og­niz­able por­traits – 1984’s Afghan Girl – of the last four decades.

Nik on-NOOR Academy

NOOR is a col­lec­tive of doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­phers and pho­to­jour­nal­ists ded­i­cated to rais­ing aware­ness of con­tem­po­rary global is­sues. Nikon-NOOR Academy master­classes are held reg­u­larly through­out Europe to help in­spire the next gen­er­a­tion of pho­to­jour­nal­ists.

Nik on-Walk­ley Awards

The an­nual Nikon-Walk­ley Awards have been called the Aus­tralian equiv­a­lent to the Pulitzer Prize. De­signed to rec­og­nize ex­cel­lence in photojournalism, they were formed by the merger of the Walk­ley Awards for jour­nal­ism and the Nikon Aus­tralian Press Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year awards.

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