The enemy was invisible—that’s how United Nations photographer Martine Perret described Ebola, the deadly virus which has killed nearly 9,000 people in West Africa. Last December, she joined the UN’s first health mission, UNMEER, to document the effects of the outbreak on millions of people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, as well as the international response to fight it.
Congratulations to all the 2014 Walkley Awards finalists and winners. It really was an honour to have been asked to take part as a Judge. It was also an added pleasure to have been invited to attend the night itself and present the Nikon-Walkley Photographer of the Year Award to Andrew Quilty. Great also to see Eddie Jim, Brendan Beirne and Cameron Spencer receiving their well deserved Walkleys. Humbled by the quality of the entries this year. DDP