Best Of Ireland’s Press Photography To Be Exhibited In Tralee Library

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Pictured Tommy O’Connor, Kerry Co. Librarian and Cllr Norma Foley Mayor of Tralee promoting the forthcoming PPAI Photojournalism Exhibition at Tralee Library from Monday, 2 October – Wednesday, 18 October.  Photo By Ann Walsh © Eye Focus

TRALEE Library will host this year’s Press Photographers Association of Ireland [PPAI] Photojournalism Exhibition from Monday, October 2 to Wednesday, October 18.

A selection of Ireland’s best examples of press photography from Ireland and overseas will go on display at the library. Kerry photographers are well represented among the prize winning photographs on display.

‘Multimedia’, for best use of video, was awarded to Killarney native Bryan O’Brien. A quirky observation of the election count won Tralee’s Domnick Walsh second prize in the politics category for his photograph entitled ‘Vote Healy-Rae’, which shows a voting badge stuck to the heel of a man as Danny Healy-Rae wins a seat in the 2016 general election.

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Fellow Tralee native, Brendan Moran, Sportsfile, won prizes in three categories – news, sports feature and portrait. Caherciveen photographer Stephen McCarthy, also of Sportsfile, won first and second prize in the sports feature category.

Michael Chester, President, Press Photographers Association of Ireland, said; “Our awards are a platform to promote, showcase and reward excellence in press photography.”

The PPAI Photojournalism 2017 Exhibition showcases award winners and entrants to the Association of Ireland (PPAI) awards which is now on its national and international tour.

The PPAI is a not-for-profit, volunteer led organisation comprising of the best photographers in Ireland, both established as well as up-and-coming talent.

Dedicated to encouragement, promotion and 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 organisation, advancing the craft and its perception.

The exhibition will be opened by the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Norma Foley on Monday, October 2 at 7pm at Tralee Library. All welcome.


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