EVERY day the Newcastle Herald's multi-award winning photography team captures the essence of life in the Hunter.
They are the quiet observer to the biggest stories as they unfold. They are our eyes watching the wins, the losses, the tragedies and the milestones. They document the moments that will come to be defining for our region.
They capture laughter, love, loss and hope. And their pictures tell the countless stories that are vital to our community. They are the beating heart of the Newcastle Herald and their coverage is without fear or favour.
These photos by the Herald's renowned senior photographer Simone De Peak capture life in the Hunter in all its variations, nuance and fine detail in 2019.
Now, for the first time, you can learn the stories behind the pictures with a new Newcastle Herald series, Daily Capture.
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