PPAI

Reportage
2012

1ST PLACE WINNER
Reportage 2012

WORLD IRISH DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS

by Brenda Fitzsimons

A collection of photographs taken on the day of the World irish Dancing Championships held at Citywest, Dublin.

2ND PLACE
SHANTYTOWN LIFE

By Julien Behal

Daily Life and its struggles for the poor tenants of the shantytowns around Cape Town, South Africa Series of Pictures taken on a assigment to the Shanty Towns around Cape Town to explore whether life has changed for the poor shack dwellers since the World Cup 2010 and after twenty years of the ANC in power.

3RD PLACE
IN THE ORBIT OF PLANET JEDWARD

By Marc O’Sullivan

The hardest working showbiz act in the world - Jedward. From interviews first thing in the morning, to photocalls and concerts, their unboundless energy, enthusiasm and sense of fun is absolutely infectious. Having entered Planet Jedward's orbit with a cynical frown I was spun out that evening feeling strangely happy and giddy with huge admiration for the young twins from Lucan.

Shortlisted
A TALE OF TWO CITIES

By Cathal McNaughton

Of view of the Twelfth of July celebrations from both sides of the Political Divide.

Shortlisted
THE DARK AGES

By Cathal McNaughton

John McCarter(77) lives in a wooden house in the hamlet of Downhill on the north coast of Ireland. John has been living without electricity or central heating for the past 29years. Temperatures can reach sub zero inside the house in winter months.

SHORTLISTED
A DAY WITH JOANNE O'RIORDAN

By Tom Honan

Joanne who was born with Total Amelia goes about daily life with her family in Co Cork

SHORTLISTED
AMERICAN WAKE

By Eamon Ward

In the small West Clare Village of Kilmurry McMahon, The "American Wake", a traditional send off for those emigrating, is revived for the first time in over 100 years. Emigration is once again a fact of lfe in rural communities and in this small region of West Clare over 60 young people have left in the last year. They are not going to America this time but are seeking other destinations, from Sydney and Melbourne to Toronto and Vancouver. These are just some of the estimated 50,000 young Irish people per year compelled to seek a better life abroad.

SHORTLISTED
SILENCE PLEASE

By Darren Kidd

Behind the scenes of 'Haute Couture' by Geraldine Connon and Shane Bennett which took place in the Throne Room at Hillsborough Castle. The exclusive fashion show was held in aid of Save the Children.