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Saturday 28 May 2016

Northern Ireland photographers excel at Dublin awards ceremony

Published 31/01/2016

Northern Ireland photographers Niall Carson, Ramsey Cardy, Johnny Porter cleaned up at the Press Photographers Association of Ireland's annual awards in Dublin.
Northern Ireland photographers Niall Carson, Ramsey Cardy, Johnny Porter cleaned up at the Press Photographers Association of Ireland's annual awards in Dublin.
Sportsfile photographer Ramsey Cardy, Belfast, Co Antrim, who won 1st Place and 3rd Place Winner; Sports Action, with his awards after the presentation.

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

 

"It's mine" Keith Earls, Munster, dives for the try line despite the efforts of Iain Henderson, Ulster by Ramsey Cardy, this image was placed first in the PPAI awards Sports Action category
"It's mine" Keith Earls, Munster, dives for the try line despite the efforts of Iain Henderson, Ulster by Ramsey Cardy, this image was placed first in the PPAI awards Sports Action category
"Contrasting Styles" racegoers Jennifer Wrynne, from Mohill, Co. Leitrim, and Derek Duncan, from Bedford, at the Cheltenham Racing Festival 2015 by Ramsey Cardy placed in the PPAI Awards Daily Life and People category
"Bird's Eye View" Supporters at the game. UEFA EURO 2016 Championship Qualifier, Group D, Republic of Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin by Ramsey Cardy was placed at the PPAI Awards Daily Life and People category
"13 seconds" Conor McGregor beats Jose Aldo in 13 seconds after 11 months of build-up by Ramsey Cardy placed at the PPAI Awards in the Reportage category
A PSNI Inspector is given assistance by colleagues in riot gear after his ear is badly damaged during trouble at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast following an Orange Order Parade taken by Jonathan Porter, was placed at the PPAI awards
"Whale watching" A huge whale is washed up at Portstewart Strand in 2015 taken by Margaret McLaughlin, placed at the PPAI Awards in the Nature and The Enviroment category
"Out of Control" An Eleventh Night bonfire in full blaze on Chobham Street in East Belfast taken by Justin Kernoghan placed at the PPAI awards in the News category
"Always my champion" Boxer Eamonn Magee's younger brother watches as family and friend help to carry Eamonn Magee's coffin taken by Justin Kernoghan placed at the PPAI Awards in the News category
"Dreadlocked" Paige VanZant, left, in action against Rose Namajunas during their strawweight bout taken by Ramsey Cardy, placed third in the PPAI Awards in the Sports Action category
"24 hours in Northern Ireland" a collection of images from July 12, an important date in the Unionist and Loyalist cultural calendar. Pics takeb by William Cherry and placed in the Reportage category

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