Pulitzer Prize-winning Australian expatriate photojournalist Daniel Berehulak has been awarded first prize for his General News photo story on the drug addict executions situation in the Philippines in the World Press Photo 2017 Photo Contest. (At time of writing the WPP 2017 website is being hammered and pages are refusing to load.)
Congratulations to Daniel Berehulak for his win and for working on one of the most important stories of our time.
In common with many Australian newspaper and magazine photographers, Mr Berehulak moved overseas some years ago to further his freelance photojournalism career. However, his Australian connection remains strong as a brand ambassador for Panasonic’s Lumix flagship cameras and lenses.
Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera systems are increasingly being chosen by photojournalists for their light weight, compact size , small lenses and high image quality rivalling if not surpassing that of photojournalism’s former analog mainstay 35mm cameras when loaded with slow colour and medium high speed monochrome film.
Results obtained with M43 cameras often remind me of what I used to get on my 6×4.5cm and 6x6cm 120 roll film cameras while the image quality from APS-C cameras like those made by Fujifilm is reminiscent of results from larger 120 roll film formats like 6x8cm, 6x9cm and wider.
Meanwhile digital medium format cameras systems like Fujifilm’s coming GFX 50S approach if not surpass the image quality once obtained from sheet film. The newspaper and magazine photography career opportunities we once had may not exist anymore but at least our choice of digital camera types and sensor sizes is approaching the wide variety of analog cameras that once existed.
- Instagram – danielberehulak
- Panasonic Australia – LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera DC-GH5PRO
- Panasonic Australia – LUMIX GH4 SPECIAL GALLERY Daniel Berehulak – Documenting the Samburu
- Panasonic Australia – LUMIX DC-GH5 SPECIAL GALLERY, Daniel Berehulak, Photojournalist
- Panasonic Australia – LUMIX DMC-GX8 SPECIAL GALLERY Daniel Berehulak, Cuba: a portrait of a country and its people, on the brink of historical change.
- The Guardian – Featured photojournalist: Daniel Berehulak
- The Guardian – This image of terror should not be photo of the year – I voted against it, by Stuart Franklin
- The Guardian – World Press Photo Contest 2017 – winning pictures
- The New York Times – 41 Murder Scenes. 57 Bodies. 35 Days in Manila. A Photographer’s Perspective. – paywalled
- The New York Times – ‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’ – paywalled
- Website – Daniel Berehulak, Photojournalist