Great night at the “Clarion Awards” – Queensland media’s night of nights – at the Brisbane Convention & Entertainment Centre on Saturday eve.
Was indeed fortunate to pick up the award for ‘Best Photographic Essay’ for a series of eleven images from the passage and destruction of category 5 Cyclone Yasi in north Queensland.
A night of celebration, sadness and emotion included a poignant tribute to Brisbane ABC cameraman John Bean – who was killed in a helicopter crash just weeks ago – the award for ‘Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism’ to legendary ‘The Australian’ journalist Tony Koch who recently retired – and a ‘Journalist of the Year’ award for the Courier Mail QWeekend journalist Trent Dalton.
A great event organised by the MEAA and the Walkley Foundation – and some amazing work by talented individuals on show receiving recognition as Queensland’s finest.
Winning images from my ‘Best Photographic Essay’ entry – just one of which is shown below – can be found on my main web site at Photographs/Cyclone Yasi here.
Image – ‘Shocked evacuees emerge as Cyclone Yasi passes’ – © Brian Cassey 2011