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‘PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR' AWARDS 2018 TAKE PLACE IN DUBLIN

Posted in Clients by on 20 Feb 2018.

The annual awards of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland took place in Croke Park, Dublin, last Friday (16.02.18), with photographers from across the island of Ireland in attendance. This year marks 40 years since the founding of The Press Photographers Association of Ireland.  

The overall award of ‘Press Photographer of the Year’ 2018 was presented to Cyril Byrne, of The Irish Times.

Awards were presented across nine categories; news, daily life & people, nature & the environment, politics, sports action, sports feature, portrait, art & entertainment and reportage, alongside a dedicated award for multimedia.

The judging panel was chaired by Dermot O’Shea and the judges were internationally renowned photographers Tom Stoddart and Eamonn McCabe. The multimedia award was judged by Michael Lee, RTÉcameraman and Philip Bromwell, RTÉ News video and mobile journalist.

Commenting on the portfolio of the ‘Press Photographer of the Year’ 2018, Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times, the judges said; “This portfolio comprehensively shows the ability and imagination of the photographer over a wide range of subjects and situations. The judges felt that the photographer displayed an incredible ability over the many disciplines and facets of press photography. The many subjects dealt with in this portfolio shows the commitment to quality and presentation. A collection of images to be very proud of.”

Robbie Reynolds, President, The Press Photographers Association of Ireland, said; This is a historic year for our association, since it was founded 40 years ago. Our awards reward the very best of Irish press photography from our members right around the island of Ireland. Over the years, our members have seen vast changes in the field – from processing to the instant sending of digital imagery, some feats which would have seemed impossible when our association first began.”

“I would like to congratulate our colleague Cyril Byrne on being named ‘Press Photographer of the Year’ 2018, which is recognition of his outstanding skill as a press photographer and his vast experience in the field.”

The gala awards ceremony also saw the awarding of three honorary memberships of The Press Photographers Association of Ireland, for outstanding contribution to the association and press photography in Ireland - these went to; Henry Wills, western representative of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland and former photographer with The Western People; Pádraig Ó’Flannabhra, Tipperary-based photographer and Matt Kavanagh, former photographer with The Irish Times.

The Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2018’ Exhibition, featuring 107 prints, will be on display in The Library, at the RDS, Dublin 4, from Monday, 19th February 2018 for two weeks. It will then go on tour, visiting selected venues nationwide, please visit www.ppai.ie for exhibition tour updates and to view the full collection of winning and highly commended images.  

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NOTE TO EDITORS

CATEGORY

PRIZE

PHOTOGRAPHER

NEWS

 

 

 

1st News

Justin Kernoghan

 

2nd News

Mark Marlow

 

3rd News

Laura Hutton, Collins Photo Agency

DAILY LIFE AND PEOPLE

 

 

 

1st Daily Life and People

Steve Humphreys, Independent News and Media

 

2nd Daily Life and People

John Kelly, The Clare Champion

 

3rd Daily Life and People

Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

SPORTS ACTION

 

 

 

1st Sports Action

Ryan Byrne,Inpho Photography

 

2nd Sports Action

Morgan Treacy, Inpho Photography

 

3rd Sports Action

Dan Sheridan, Inpho Photography

SPORTS FEATURE

 

 

 

1st Sports Feature

Morgan Treacy, Inpho Photography

 

2nd Sports Feature

Dan Sheridan, Inpho Photography

 

3rd Sports Feature

Eóin Noonan, Sportsfile

 

 

PORTRAIT

 

 

 

1st Portrait

Gerry Mooney, Independent News and Media

 

2nd Portrait

Brenda Fitzsimons, The Irish TimesThe Irish TimesThe Irish Times

 

3rd Portrait

 

 

Don MacMonagle, Don MacMonagle Photography   

NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

 

 

 

1st Nature and the Environment

Cathal Noonan

 

2nd Nature and the Environment

Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

 

3rd Nature and the Environment

Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

 

 

 

 

 

POLITICS

 

 

 

1st Politics

Gerry Mooney, Independent News and Media

 

2nd Politics

Mark Condren, Independent News and Media

 

3rd Politics

Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

ART AND ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

 

1st Art and Entertainment

Sasko Lazarov, Photocall Ireland

 

2nd Art and Entertainment

Alan Betson, The Irish Times

 

3rd Art and Entertainment

Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

REPORTAGE

 

 

 

1st Reportage

Stephen McCarthy, Sportsfile

 

2nd Reportage

John Kelly, The Clare Champion

 

3rd Reportage

Tom Honan

MULTIMEDIA

 

 

 

Multimedia Award

Bryan O'Brien, The Irish Times

PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018

 

 

 

Press Photographer of the Year 2018

Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times