CHRISTCHURCH PHO­TOG­RA­PHER PAUL DALY TAKES THE TOP HON­OUR AT THE TRAVEL ME­DIA AWARDS

New Zealand D-Photo - - EVENT REPORT | 2017 CATHAY PACIFIC TRAVEL MEDIA AW -

This year’s event marked the sil­ver an­niver­sary of the Cathay Pa­cific Travel Me­dia Awards, or­gan­ised by Trav­com, New Zealand’s travel-com­mu­ni­ca­tors so­ci­ety, which, for the past 25 years, has en­cour­aged and cel­e­brated ex­cel­lence in travel me­dia. This year’s awards evening, held in July at the Her­itage Ho­tel in Auck­land, saw col­leagues, ed­i­tors, and friends come to­gether to ac­knowl­edge the best travel stores and im­agery pub­lished within the past year. Christchurch-based pho­tog­ra­pher Paul Daly took out the evening’s supreme pho­tog­ra­phy award — the Cathay Pa­cific Travel Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year — for his sub­mis­sion, which in­cluded two sto­ries pub­lished by D-Photo within the past year that couldn’t be any more di­verse — Pho­tog­ra­pher’s Di­ary: Arc­tic Cir­cle, printed within Is­sue No. 71, and A Pho­tog­ra­pher’s Itinerary to Cuba from Is­sue No. 76. Daly also took out the AA Di­rec­tions Award for best travel im­age with peo­ple, and the Air Van­u­atu and Man­goes Re­sort Award for the best travel im­age taken out­side New Zealand. Daly’s no new­bie to the awards; he also took out the top prize in 2015 for a portfolio of 12 im­ages of Turkey pub­lished in D-Photo magazine’s Is­sue No. 59. The pho­tog­ra­phy awards were judged by Adrian Mal­loch, Jenny Ni­colls, and Si­mon Young. Adrian Mal­loch is a free­lance pho­to­jour­nal­ist based in Auck­land, who has two decades un­der his belt as an award-win­ning news and sports pho­tog­ra­pher, and was the course leader for the AUT Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Pho­to­jour­nal­ism course for three years; he con­tin­ues to teach and men­tor pho­tog­ra­phers. Jenny Ni­cholls is art di­rec­tor for

North & South magazine, and Si­mon Young is a free­lance com­mer­cial, life­style, and por­trait pho­tog­ra­pher with over 20 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence. “The judg­ing panel was in no doubt which portfolio de­served to win the 2017 Cathay Pa­cific Travel Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year Award,” Mal­loch said on be­half of the judg­ing panel. Go­ing on to ex­plain the suc­cess of Daly’s sub­mis­sions, both as in­di­vid­ual im­ages and as a co­he­sive portfolio of work, Mal­loch ex­plained: “In­di­vid­u­ally, some of Paul Daly’s pho­to­graphs won or were fi­nal­ists in other sec­tions, but when shown to­gether as a portfolio, the scope, depth, and qual­ity of his work was a clear and con­vinc­ing ex­am­ple of a com­plete travel pho­tog­ra­pher.” The judges also de­scribed the portfolio as hav­ing a uni­fied vis­ual style that clearly re­veals Daly’s unique way of see­ing and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the world, and also men­tioned the pho­tog­ra­pher’s thought­ful com­po­si­tion, lu­mi­nes­cent light­ing, and at­ten­tion to de­tail. “Most of all, the pho­to­graphs re­flected a yearn­ing for ad­ven­ture, travel, and ex­plor­ing and en­gag­ing with peo­ple and places,” Mal­loch said. As part of the award, Daly re­ceives travel to Tel Aviv and Van­u­atu — lo­ca­tions that he will no doubt also cap­ture with his unique photographic eye. To see Paul Daly’s win­ning im­ages, and to find out more about the Cathay Pa­cific Travel Me­dia Awards, visit trav­com.org.nz.

THE 2017 CATHAY PA­CIFIC TRAVEL ME­DIA AWARDS, PHOTO CREDIT: KELLIE BLIZARD PAUL DALY, HAVANA, CANON EOS 5D MARK IV, CANON EF 11–24MM F/4L USM LENS, 11MM, F/11, 1/400S, ISO 640 PAUL DALY, HAVANA, CANON EOS 5D MARK IV, CANON EF 11–24MM F/4L USM LENS, 15MM, F/16, 30S, ISO 200

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