The West Australian has once again dominated at the WA Press Photographer of the Year Awards, winning five of the nine available categories.
The annual awards night, known affectionately as the “WAPPYs” saw the West Australian’s Lee Griffith take out the top award.
Griffith won for his portfolio of shots including a striking image of a young Pakistani boy holding a photo of his father, who went missing after his boat capsized off Christmas Island.
The unforgettable shot gave a human face to an unspeakable tragedy where 50 people lost their lives.
His colleagues Nic Ellis and Michael Wilson placed second and third.
Griffith also claimed the award for best sport photograph and best picture essay.
Veteran photojournalist Nic Ellis took out two gongs with best spot news and best portrait for his shot of aspiring Olympic athlete Mangar Chout, who spoke out about being physically attacked three times in the last month.
The West’s Lincoln Baker won four podium spots, placing second and third for best spot news photographer, second for best picture essay and third for best portrait.
From The West's regional group Clare Alcock from The Kimberley Echo won the best country photographer of the year award, with David Bailey from the South Western Times and Danella Bevis from the Countryman came third.The work of winners and finalists will be on display at the State Library until April 14.
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