PPAI

Portrait
2021

1ST PLACE WINNER
Portrait 2021

COCOONING ON MOTHER’S DAY

by Bryan O’Brien

Ellen Creed, Dublin, with the flowers her daughter left outside her door for Mother’s Day. It was the first week of Covid-19 restrictions, when people aged over 70 were advised to cocoon until further notice.

2ND PLACE
ELLEN KEANE

By Seb Daly

Irish Paralympic swimmer Ellen Keane poses for an underwater portrait at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin.

3RD PLACE
UNTITLED

By Aidan Crawley

10-year-old Jake Grennan helps his father Darren Grennan during the evening milking of their herd of organic dairy cows on the family farm in Co. Offaly, April 2020.

SHORTLISTED
CLOWN MIKEY GERBOLA, LITTLE HOPE OF RE-OPENING 2020

By Nick Bradshaw

Mikey Gerbola, owner of Circus Gerbola, in the circus wagon where he was born and raised. Mikey and his team were parked up awaiting news of reopening after Covid-19 restrictions.

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BIG BEN

By Steve Humphreys

Businessman Ben Dunne.

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DR. KILLIAN HURLEY

By Tom Honan

Dr. Killian Hurley, Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at Beaumont Hospital and Senior Clinical Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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HILARY FANNIN

By Crispin Rodwell

Author and playwright Hilary Fannin photographed close to her home in Howth, Co. Dublin.

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IRON MAN

By John C Kelly

East Clare blacksmith Mark Wilson at work in his forge at Mountshannon.

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LOAH

By Andres Poveda

Singer-songwriter Loah pictured at the Jameson Distillery, Dublin.

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DELIVERANCE - JOHN BOORMAN AND SON LEE

By Frank McGrath

Filmmaker John Boorman (87) gets a piggyback from his son Lee as they make their way through the gardens of his home near Annamoe, Co. Wicklow.

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NO WAY HOME

By Joe Dunne

Gimee Etwarysing was four weeks pregnant on arrival to Ireland for a holiday from Mauritius when the pandemic struck. She gave birth to baby Leah while in lockdownin Ireland.

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ADAM

By Michael Chester

Adam King, who stole the nation’s heart with his ‘virtual hugs for everyone’ on The Late Late Toy Show. Adam’s brittle bones mean he cannot fulfil his dream to be an astronaut but he still hopes to work for NASA.

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REFLECTIING

By Gary Ashe

A time for reflection for a young girl on the day she was to make her First Holy Communion, postponed due to the pandemic.