PPAI

Arts and Entertainment
2008

1ST PLACE WINNER
Arts and Entertainment 2008

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

by Gerry Mooney

Stage actor George Seremba sees the stage from a different angle, during a visit to Dublin’s Abbey Theatre.

2ND PLACE
BAD HAIR DAY

By Barry Cronin

The Celtic Warrior, in red shorts and Joe Legend, with long hair, wrestling at The Venue, Ratoath, Co. Meath

 

3RD PLACE
SAY HI TO THE BOSS

By Graham Keogh

Bruce Springsteen gets connected with the crowd at a concert in Dublin’s RDS Showgrounds.

Shortlisted
THE HEIGHT OF SURPRISE

By Brian Farrell

Former Fianna Fáil Minister and European Commissioner Pádraig Flynn seems suprised at the crowd when he attends the opening night of his own art exhibition in Castlebar.

SHORTLISTED
MUSIC ROOM

By Seán Curtin

David Levine at the 36th Annual Willie Clancy Summer School in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare.

SHORTLISTED
SWAN LAKE

By Steve Humphreys

Ballerina, Ryoko Yagyu, performing alongside the Corps De Ballet during a dress rehearsal at the Gaiety Theatre, for Ballet Ireland’s Swan Lake, as part of Ballet Ireland’s 10th Anniversary celebrations.

SHORTLISTED
OPENING NIGHT

By Lorraine O’Sullivan

Performers at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

SHORTLISTED
ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL

By Lorraine O’Sullivan

Chinese drummers at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

SHORTLISTED
TOM WAITS IN THE RAT CELLAR

By Steve Humphreys

Singer Tom Waits stamps his foot to the beat while performing at his marquee-style venue entitled ‘The Rat Cellar’, in the Phoenix Park, as part of his Glitter and Doom Tour.

SHORTLISTED
THE FACE OF FASHION

By Steve Humphreys

Irish fashion designer Paul Costelloe surveys the Irish fashion students entries for the hotly contested Persil Fashion Awards 2008, at Dunnes Stores, Henry Street, Dublin.

SHORTLISTED
GARDEN OF EDEN

By Julien Behal

Some of the people who held roses and took part in a Spencer Tunick installation at dawn in the grounds of Bunratty Castle.

SHORTLISTED
THE WILD ROVER

By Gerry Mooney

Shane McGowan, lead singer of the Pogues, ahead of their performance in the RDS.

SHORTLISTED
EYE SPY

By Daragh McSweeney

Six-year-old Sam Bruchet at the opening of An Eye for an Eye in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC