Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Editorial / Photo Essay

The Colour of The 2021 Australian Open Tennis Tournament

  • Photographer
    David Gray
  • Agency / Studio
    Agence France Presse
  • Technical Info
    Canon 1dx Mark Iii Cameras, 200-400mm, 100-400mm And 28mm Lenses
  • Photo Date
    The month of January, 2021

The 2021 Australian Open tennis tournament, which is normally held every year during the hot Australian summer, was this year a very different event. Held with either very few spectators or no crowds at all, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the players competed in a very different environment, and produced some interesting moments of interaction with nature.

After joining Reuters in 1995, I have covered news and sporting events in Asia and the South Pacific region. I have covered 9 Olympic Games, a total of 14 World Cup tournaments for soccer, cricket and rugby, numerous world athletics and swimming championships, and 24 Australian Open tennis tournaments. In 2003 I was appointed Reuters Chief Photographer Australia, until 2007 when I moved to Beijing, China as a Specialist Photographer. I moved back to Australia in 2013, and became a freelance photographer in 2019.