Podcast #23: Wayne Ludbey

Wayne started his career as a photographer with Melbourne's The Age in 1984, and by 1987 had moved to the sports section.  His renowned snap of John Northey berating Wayne's soon to be brother-in law Jim Stynes after the 1987 preliminary final helped him make his mark early on.  

In 1993 he moved to the Herald Sun, the same year the he took the now iconic image of Nicky Winmar lifting his jumper to point to his black skin. His photograph and the story behind it is immortalized in the book Black and Proud: The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo , which won the  Multicultural NSW Award at the 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the Australian Society for Sport History Book Award.

Some of his best images are collated here.

In 2015, Wayne was made a life member of the AFL Media Association as recognition of his contribution to the industry and the AFL.