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IRISH PRESS PHOTOGRAPHES AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Press Photographers Association of Ireland photographers Gerry Mooney & Niall Carson at the White House, Thursday 16th of March 2017.

IRISH PRESS PHOTOGRAPHES AT THE WHITE HOUSE

PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2017 - DUBLIN AIRPORT EXHIBITION

PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2017 - DUBLIN AIRPORT EXHIBITION

WINNERS OF THE 39th ANNUAL ‘PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS’ ANNOUNCED

Dublin, 27.01.17; Press photographers from across the island of Ireland gathered this evening, as the winners of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland Press Photographer of the Year 2017 awards were announced. Independent News & Media photographer Gerry Mooney was named Press Photographer of the Year 2017. The awards were presented by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD.

This year saw the addition of two new awards to the competition, ‘Multimedia’, for best use of video, which was awarded to Bryan O’Brien, The Irish Times and ‘Best Black & White’ image, presented to Steve Humphreys, Independent News & Media. Awards were presented across nine distinct categories; news, daily life & people, nature & the environment, politics, sports action, sports feature, portrait, art & entertainment and reportage.

This year’s judges included Dermot O’Shea, former picture editor of The Irish Times, who again chaired the panel; Sophie Batterbury, Picture Editor of i + Johnston Press and Tom Lawlor, international photographer and broadcaster. The multimedia award was judged by Michael Lee, renowned RTÉ cameraman.

Commenting on the portfolio of the ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2017’, Gerry Mooney, the judges said; “The broad range of strong images demonstrates the photographer’s talent across the many disciplines of press photography.”

Speaking at the awards, Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, said; “Every day, press photographers capture the essence of the stories behind the headlines. From tragedy to triumph, press photographers bring the events of the day to life and document the highs and lows of our national story. I would like to warmly congratulate all of the winners of this year’s awards. Having your talents recognised by your peers is the best possible endorsement.”

Michael Chester, President, Press Photographers Association of Ireland, said; “On behalf of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland I would like to congratulate our colleague Gerry Mooney on being named the ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2017’. This award is testament to Gerry’s outstanding skill as a press photographer and his keen eye for detail. The PPAI is delighted to be celebrating its 39 th annual awards. Our awards are a platform to promote, showcase and reward excellence in press photography. The award -winning and highly commended images from our awards will form the ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2017‘ Exhibition, which will tour selected venues across the coming year.”

The Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2017’ Exhibition, featuring 124 prints, will be on display in The Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, over the weekend, until Monday, 30th January 2017. The exhibition then moves to The Library, at the RDS, Dublin 4, 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.

#PPAIAWARDS @PPAI_IRL

For further information, or images, please contact:

Mary Crotty or Aoife Sherwin

CROTTY COMMUNICATIONS Tel: (01) 661 8777, Mob: (087) 2567751 or (087) 7854484

Email : aoife@crottycomms.ie or mary@crottycomms.ie

WINNERS OF THE 39th ANNUAL ‘PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS’ ANNOUNCED

PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2017 - JUDGING TAKES PLACE IN DUBLIN

Judging of the annual Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) ‘Press Photographer of the Year Awards 2017 took place this weekend, with almost 1,800 images submitted into this year s competition, by members of the PPAI from right around the country. This year marks the association s 39th annual awards.

Open to members of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland, the awards reward and celebrate the very best of Irish press photography. The awards run across nine categories; news, daily life & people, nature & the environment, politics, sports action, sports feature, portrait, art & entertainment and reportage, as well as the overall title of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2017 . This year also saw the addition of a special award for an outstanding black and white image, as well as an award for video.

This year s judges included Dermot O Shea, former picture editor of The Irish Times, who again chaired the panel; Sophie Batterbury, Picture Editor of i + Johnston Press and Tom Lawlor, international photographer and broadcaster.

Michael Chester, President, Press Photographers Association of Ireland, said: “The Press Photographers Association of Ireland is the representative body for press photographers in Ireland and our annual awards is the pinnacle of our association s calendar. Not only do the awards recognise the outstanding talents of our members, but they also promote the craft of press photography in Ireland and mark its importance in Irish society.

The winners of the ‘Press Photographer of the Year Awards 2017 will be announced at a ceremony in Dublin on 27th January 2017. The winning images will form the ‘Press Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2017, which will tour selected venues around the country throughout the year.

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  For further information, or images, please contact:

  Mary Crotty or Aoife Sherwin

  Crotty Communications Tel: (01) 661 8777, Mob: (087) 2567751

  Email:      aoife@crottycomms.ie

PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2017 - JUDGING TAKES PLACE IN DUBLIN

WINNERS OF THE 38th ANNUAL PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR’ AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Annual awards of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland take place in Dublin

Dublin, 29.01.16 - Press Photographers from across the country gathered this evening as the winners of the 38th annual Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2016’ Awards were announced.Mark Condren, Irish Independent, was named ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2016’, his fourth time to receive the accolade.

The awards, which are open to members of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland, celebrate the very best of Irish press photography. This year over 2,000 images were entered by 103 photographers from around the country. Awards were presented across nine categories; news, daily life & people, nature & the environment, politics, sports action, sports feature, portrait, art & entertainment and reportage.

The awards judging panel included Dermot O’Shea, former picture editor of The Irish Times, who chaired the panel; John Giles, photographic editor of Press Association and Sophie Batterbury, head of pictures, The Independent/The Independent on Sunday.

Commenting on the portfolio of the ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2016’ the judges said “The portfolio shows strong ability across a diverse range of subjects, producing this set of well executed pictures.”

Michael Chester, President, Press Photographers Association of Ireland, said “I am delighted to congratulate our colleague Mark Condren on being named the Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2016’. Mark’s skills across a broad range of subjects and sensitivity stood out to the judges. The main objective of our annual awards is to celebrate and promote Irish press photography. I would also like to congratulate many of my colleagues from around the country who also won awards or are in our accompanying exhibition, which this year contains 122 images.”

ThePress Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2016’ Exhibition, featuring 122prints, will be on display in The Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, over the weekend, until Monday, 1st February 2016. The exhibition then moves to The Library, at the RDS, Dublin 4, 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.

#PPAIAWARDS @PPAI_IRL www.ppai.ie

For further information, or images, please contact:

Mary Crotty or Aoife Sherwin Mary Crotty Public Relations Tel: (01) 661 8777, Mob: (087) 2567751 or (087) 7854484

Email: aoife@marycrottypr.ie or mary@marycrottypr.ie

WINNERS OF THE 38th ANNUAL PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR’ AWARDS ANNOUNCED

TO AIR on RTE - Monday 12th October, 9.35pm

In 2009 a young man from Tipperary, Michael Dwyer, was shot dead by a secret police unit in a dramatic hotel raid in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. In this very personal film his mother, Caroline, travels to Bolivia, Brazil, Washington and Brussels as she searches for answers and looks for an international inquiry into why her son died such a terrible death so far from home.

Accused after his death of being tied in with terrorist group activity against Bolivia and its President, Evo Morales, Michael Dwyer did not have the opportunity to answer questions or refute any of the reports subsequently written about him. His mother, Caroline, has spent much of the last six years trying to find out what happened to her son.

Since the night when Michael Dwyer, Eduardo Rozsa Flores and Arpad Magyarosi were killed and two more men were taken into custody, there were doubts that the story put into the international press was totally accurate. It had all the elements of a deadly thriller but with many loose ends and extraordinary explanations for what happened and Michael Dwyer’s role in it all.

This documentary explores what led a seemingly ordinary young man like Michael Dwyer to Bolivia and how he got caught up in something so unimaginable that it led to his violent death there at the hands of the secret police. To his mother, Caroline, it is unthinkable that he could have been guilty of all the things he was accused of in the wake of his death; she has to go and find out now for herself what happened.

View the trailer here

TO AIR on RTE  - Monday 12th October, 9.35pm
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