Photos of the year - August

WHAT: Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Annette Edmondson at the ticker tape parade in George Street, Sydney.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Dean Sewell. "With news photos, there are two levels of consumption that need to be satisfied: the expectations of editors and the public. For a ticker tape parade, there is a preconceived notion that only happy images could come from such an event. An image of a 13-year-old boy slumped over a council barricade looking despondent is simply not going to suffice for editors or the public."

This story Photos of the year - August first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.