PPAI 2016 Entry

PR, Press

Sean Curtin

31 Jan
2016

PPAI

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. The overall photographer of the year is the ever amazing Mark Condren. Take a look at the winning images here : PPAI 2016

The awards have 9 sections, News, People and Daily Life, Sports Action, Sports Features, Portrait, Nature and the Environment, Politics, Arts and Entertainment and Reportage. There was over 2500 entries into the competition so it is fiercely contested.

True Media were all in attendance.  Truly a great night on all our calendars, catching up with colleagues from all over the country, a real chance to share stories from the precious year.

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 2016 , two of which were highly commended by the judges.

NEWS Category

flooding, clonlara, springfield, army,

Springfield, Clonlara, County Clare which is devoted by the flood water. This picture shows the road in the middle of the frame..

Portrait

SHORTLISTED – PORTRAIT – 2016

Barry Linnane, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, University Hospital Limerick (UHL), Dooradoyle, Limerick Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.

Barry Linnane, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, University Hospital Limerick (UHL), Dooradoyle, Limerick

 

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Martin Schoeller portrait of Angelina Jolie at Fotografiska Gallery in Stockholm

 

bothar, uganda, flying cows, sean curitn, limerick, photography, pr, press,

Bóthar, the Irish based Charity that enables families and communities worldwide to overcome hunger and poverty and to restore the environment in a sustainable way.

 

Bóthar, the Irish based Charity that enables families and communities worldwide to overcome hunger and poverty and to restore the environment in a sustainable way. This Collection of Images, taken in Rwanda to one of the international aid organisation's key projects. Cyurinyana Rosine (10) Cow 823 Picture: Sean Curtin

Bóthar, the Irish based Charity that enables families and communities worldwide to overcome hunger and poverty and to restore the environment in a sustainable way

 

Walk on the beach

Walk on the beach

People and Daily Life

cork aorport, fire service, photos, photography, images,

Cork Airport fire service, action shots of the crew training and carrying out airfield duties (wildlife management) at Cork Airport.

 

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Body Beautiful, Martin Schoeller portraits Fotografiska Gallery in Stockholm

 

teddy bears hospital, university of limerick, gems, medical school,

The annual Teddy Bear Hospital hosted by Medical School students at the University of Limerick.

 

sean putt, cyclist, bmx, ireland,, stunts

Sean Putt, Trails Addict at the launch of the BeSpoke festival on the boardwalk, Howleys Quay, Limerick.

Sports Action 

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The Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run that started at the award winning People’s Park surrounded by Georgian Limerick and wound its through the historical, sporting and cultural sites, such as The Treaty Stone and Thomond Park Stadium, before finishing on Limericks O’Connell Street.

 

6 year old Cormac Downey from Shanagolden, Limerick is cheered on by his mother Catherine when taking part in the UL Sport Kid's Run, Ireland's largest single mass participation event for children, at the University of Limerick.

6 year old Cormac Downey from Shanagolden, Limerick is cheered on by his mother Catherine when taking part in the UL Sport Kid’s Run, Ireland’s largest single mass participation event for children, at the University of Limerick.

Sports Features

SHORTLISTED – SPORTS FEATURE – 2016

A moment which represents an iconic day when sport transcended politics - the 2007 victory for Ireland in an unforgettable clash with England in Croke Park, will be unveiled in a stunning sculpture at Shannon Airport on Friday. Irish sculptor Paddy Campbell with his piece, titled ' The day That Changed Ireland ', captures a famous Irish line-out that saw rugby legend Paul O’Connell, raised by teammates John Hayes and Donncha O’Callaghan, in the second half of the treasured game and will stand in the airport terminal building for future generations to savour. The sculpture is a representation of a photograph by Irish Times photographer Cyril Byrne, an image that has already been captured in an official An Post stamp. The 2007 game stands out as one of the great Irish moments of the new millennium, marking a symbolic new chapter in Anglo-Irish relations as Ireland and England met for the first time in any sport at the home of GAA. The sculpture will be unveiled at a special event on Friday attended by O’Connell, Hayes and O’Callaghan among others, including Sean Kelly, the GAA President at the time who moved to lift the ban on non-GAA sports being played at the hallowed ground. MC for the event will be the voice of Irish rugby and RTE commentator on that extraordinary day Ryle Nugent. . Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.

Irish sculptor Paddy Campbell with his piece, titled ‘ The day That Changed Ireland ‘, captures a famous Irish line-out that saw rugby legend Paul O’Connell,

Nature and the Environment

wolves workshop, wolves, pablo, canary islands,

Politics

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles pictured at Shannon Airport after their historic two day visit to Ireland. Frances Fitzgerald, TD, Minister for Justice and Equality and Jan O'Sullivan, TD, Minister for Education and Skills present Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla with a hurley (camogie) and sliotar as a present for Prince Charles granddaughter Princess Charlotte. Pic Sean Curtin.

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles pictured at Shannon Airport after their historic two day visit to Ireland.

Arts and Entertainment

The Hawk's Well, Fidget feet, aerial dance, the second coming, sligo, limerick, ,

Lee Clayden rehearsing for The Hawk’s Well Theatre production of The Second Coming

 

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, Limerick

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, Limerick

 

Tipperary woman Ciara McCullough, from Ballinahinch who has experienced depression and come out the other side is organising Irelands newest crazy, a UV Colour Run. It has everything, wonderful surroundings as you run, Upbeat Music to keep your legs pumping and COLOUR, enough colour to light up the night.

Ciara McCullough, from Ballinahinch who has experienced depression and come out the other side is organising Irelands newest crazy, a UV Colour Run. It has everything, wonderful surroundings as you run, Upbeat Music to keep your legs pumping and COLOUR, enough colour to light up the night.

 

Fire breathers night sky

Fire breathers night sky

 

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Fenit Light House at sunset

Thats a wrap from Sean Curtins 2016 entry 🙂

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

 

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