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Press freedom in spotlight in photojournalism comp

The professional photography community convened in Wellington in June for the annual New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) Ilford ExposurePro conference. Alongside the programme of talks and workshops runs the much-anticipated Nikon Iris Awards, which reveal 2019’s top professional photographers. D-Photo is proud to be NZIPP’s media partner and an Iris Awards sponsor, and is honoured to present this year’s winners.

11 September 2019

In D-Photo 92, on sale 9 September, we talk with Australian photojournalism Chris McGrath about shooting in some of the dangerous regions around the world. At this year’s World Press Photo competition for the year’s best photojournalism, Chris was awarded first place in the General News – Singles category as well as being nominated for the Photo of the Year title. 

Learn more about the image, The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, that netted Chris such accolades ahead of his full interview in the current issue of D-Photo:

Chris McGrath, Getty Images

Chris McGrath, Getty Images

The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

15 October, 2018

An unidentified man tries to hold back the press as Saudi investigators arrive at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, amid a growing international backlash to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 

A critic of the Saudi regime, Khashoggi had been missing since entering the consulate on 2 October to obtain documents. After weeks of rumors and false information, Riyadh announced that Khashoggi had been killed accidentally during an altercation. Turkish authorities and the CIA claimed he had been murdered by Saudi intelligence operatives, working under high Saudi authority.

Canon 5D Mark IV, 158mm, 1/60s, f/5, ISO 2000

For more on Chris’s breathtaking work be sure to pick up D-Photo 92.



See it in D-Photo issue 92, on sale now.