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.
Springfield, Clonlara, County Clare which is devoted by the flood water. This picture shows the road in the middle of the frame..
SHORTLISTED – PORTRAIT – 2016
Barry Linnane, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, University Hospital Limerick (UHL), Dooradoyle, Limerick
Martin Schoeller portrait of Angelina Jolie at Fotografiska Gallery in Stockholm
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
Walk on the beach
People and Daily Life
Cork Airport fire service, action shots of the crew training and carrying out airfield duties (wildlife management) at Cork Airport.
Body Beautiful, Martin Schoeller portraits Fotografiska Gallery in Stockholm
The annual Teddy Bear Hospital hosted by Medical School students at the University of Limerick.
Sean Putt, Trails Addict at the launch of the BeSpoke festival on the boardwalk, Howleys Quay, Limerick.
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.
SHORTLISTED – SPORTS FEATURE – 2016
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
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
Lee Clayden rehearsing for The Hawk’s Well Theatre production of The Second Coming
Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, Limerick
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
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.