Thank you to our wonderful MC - Ray Martin AM

Ray Martin AM is an obsessive snapper, calling himself unashamedly “a feral photographer”.

Two years ago he somehow convinced Melbourne University Press to publish a book of his career photographs, which actually became a best-seller.

Martin has been taking street snaps for most of his fifty years in journalism, starting out as an ABC cadet, then a decade based in New York as the North American Correspondent before joining the Nine Network, as one of the original three “60 Minutes” reporters in 1978.

In the following years he hosted “The Midday Show”, “A Current Affair”, “Sunday”, Federal Elections along with countless network specials. He’s won more Logies and People’s Choice Awards than anyone on television, including five Gold Logies.

In 2012 Martin was awarded an Order of Australia for his charity work - especially with indigenous Australians - and for his contribution to journalism.

But his main claim to fame, Martin reckons, is “making cameramen look good by writing & editing around their mistakes”.

(Truth is, he’s a tireless supporter of cinematographers, which is why he loves hosting these awards every year.)

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