5 things Nikon has given to the world of… PHOTOJOURNALISM
Stories through a Nikkor
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.