8 images in the 2011 Irish photojournalism awards

This year I was very lucky to have 8 images in the 2011 P.P.A.I (Press photographers association of Ireland) A.I.B. Irish photojournalism awards with two of the images receiving 3rd place awards in reportage and for political photography.

Photographer of the year went to the excellent Mark Condren of the Sunday Tribune. My good friend Kenneth O Halloran took 4 prizes 1st in Daily life and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in portraiture. Kenneth also won a 3rd prize in this years world press for his series on Irish Fairs http://www.worldpressphoto.org/index.php?option=com_photogallery&task=view&id=2066&type=byname&Itemid=293&bandwidth=high

Sadly I wasn’t in Ireland to have the craic with the lads on the night but I was there in spirit at the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia shooting a wedding for my close friends Holly and Kevin.

View this year’s Award Winners by category or view a slideshow of photos in the exhibition