Northern Ireland photographers have made their mark at the Press Photographers Association of Ireland awards
More commonly spotted behind the lens, Northern Ireland born photographers Ramsay Cardy, Niall Carson and Jonathan Porter emerged in style at the weekend to lead the Northern Ireland pack at an all-island awards ceremony.
Ramsay in particular shone with several of his images being placed at the Press Photographers Association of Ireland awards in a number of categories including News. Daily Life and People, Sports Action and Reportage.
Meanwhile Mark Condren of the Irish Independent was named Press Photographer of the Year 2016. It is his fourth time to receive the accolade.
More than 2,000 images were entered to the all-Ireland competition from 103 photographers into nine categories including News, Daily Life and People, Nature and the Environment, Politics, Sports Action, Sports Feature, Portrait, Arts and Entertainment and Reportage.
The judging panel included Dermot O'Shea, former picture editor of the Irish Times who chaired the panel, John Giles, photographic editor of the Press Association, and Sophie Batterbury, head of pictures, The Indepedent.
The Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2016’ Exhibition, featuring 122 prints, will be on display in The Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, over the weekend, until Monday February 1 2016.
The exhibition then moves to The Library, at the RDS, Dublin 4, for two weeks, and will 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.
See our gallery below of their award winning images below