PPAI 2015 Entry

PR, Press, Uncategorized

Sean Curtin

25 Jan

As you may know we were at the annual The Press Photographers Association of Ireland awards at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. It was a Gala event hosted by the one and only Miriam O’Callaghan. It was a great coup for the organistation to have Uachtarán na hÉireann, a great Limerick man, Michael D. Higgins in attendance.

The awards have 9 sections, News, Daily Life and People, Sports Action, Sports Features, Portrait, Nature and the Environment, Politics, Arts and Entertainment and Reportage.

Fusionshooters Alan Place, Sean Curtin and Diarmuid Greene were all in attendance with wives and soon to be wives 🙂  Truly a great night on all our calenders. Congrats to Diarmuid for his highly commended award for his REPORTAGE of the Special Olympics in Limerick for Sportsfile.

From the PPAI website:  The Press Photographers Association of Ireland, the PPAI, is a not-for-profit, volunteer lead organization comprising of the best photographers in Ireland, both established as well as up-and-coming talent.  Dedicated to encouragement, promotion & public engagement, as well as rewarding and recognition of the highest quality of excellence in the field, the Association is an inclusive, member focused, public facing organization, advancing the craft and it’s perception.

Please find below my entry to the awards for 2015 , none of which made the cut this year.


Hunting the Light Image 1: Hunting the Light:

The WayImage 2: The Way: Walking the Way of Saint James, The Camino de Santiago.


Beauty and the BeastImage 1: Beauty and the Beast:  Just Breathe, Kate Gleeson,

Mourning Rain.Image 2: Mourning Rain:  Actors mourn the passing of the Granny in Limerick.

Into the LightImage 3: Into the Light:  FUERZABRUTA, culture factory, limerick city of culture.

The Giant GrannyImage 4: The Giant Granny, Limerick.


Love isImage: 1, Love is. A couple go for a walk at sunset.

The ServiceImage 2: The Service, Cistercian College Roscrea, Carol Service,

Sweet NothingsImage 3: Sweet Nothings, A Lillipution whispers to Granny.


The Perfect StormImage: 1, The Perfect Storm. Storm Christine Batters Lahinch.

The WaveImage 2: The Wave: 50 feet waves bare down on Doolin.

The auroraImage 3: The aurora:  hunting the light, northern lights, The aurora borealis


RubyImage 1: Cleared for Take Off.   Ruby, Champion, Jockey, Ruby Walsh

Go Vikings. Image 2: Go Vikings.

Jean LucImage 3: Jean Luc:  Jean Jean Luc Courcoult, Royal De Luxe.


Team Pig Team Pig:  Team Pig get their SoapBox derby car ready.


River RescueImage 1: River Rescue:  Limerick Firefighter jumps from a bridge to save someone in distress

Horse PowerImage 2:  Horse Power, Ger Hogan rescues stranded neighbours in the Floods.

Thats it for another year folks,really thought I was in for a shout with one or two of those images. Not to be I’m afraid. Head down this year and hope for better luck next year. Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed the images.

Look forward to catching up with you all on some of the many adventures this year brings.


Recent Comments

  1. January 25, 2015


    Wonderfully written, a strong beautiful portfolio of images to boot. If that was 2014, 2015 is going to be unreal. Looking forward to more adventures and more blogging from you Sean. Xxx

  2. January 25, 2015

    Pat Shanahan

    Beautiful work -- really enjoyed looking at them. Look forward to your future work

  3. January 25, 2015


    I love the one of Jean Luc he was almost as big as his Giant! That personality.

  4. January 25, 2015

    Keith Wiseman

    Great images, next year ……

  5. January 25, 2015

    Brian Lawless

    Some really lovely stuff there Sean. Particularly like hunting the light, beautiful clean images, has an almost meditative feel to it. Into the light is great too. Love the one of Ruby, such an unusual setting for a horse and jockey pic. Well done on doing great work, thanks for sharing and better luck next year. Cheers, Brian

  6. January 26, 2015

    Shane McDonald

    Some excellent shots there, "The Perfect Storm" and " The Service" are my two favourites.

  7. January 26, 2015

    Mick O'Neill

    Hi Sean great images really liked " HuntingThe Light" well done, looking at them again why no award It's baffled me to. Keep going its coming.
    I am sure you got as much pleasure taking them as we have seen them.

  8. January 26, 2015

    Niamh Quinn

    Great shots Sean all of them Award will come!

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