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Brenda Fitzsimons

Email: bfitzsimons@irishtimes.com

SELECTED WORKS

1ST PLACE - Politics - 2015
UNITED WE STAND - TOGETHER WE FALL

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter TD and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, prior to their termination of office over the Garda whistle blower scandal.

2ND PLACE - Nature & The Environment - 2017
ARAN

Dun Aengus the prehistoric fort on the Aran Islands has emergency support work done aided by the Irish Air Corps as it supplies materials for remedial work.

2ND PLACE - Arts and Entertainment - 2015
PORKY AND BESS

Chef Kevin Thornton with a pigs head as part of his installation ‘FAT; It’s delicious’ at the Trinity Science Gallery, which explores the beauty and the stigma of fat.

1ST PLACE - Daily Life & People - 2016
HIP HIP

George Smith, 100th birthday in The Gravediggers Bar, with his family and friends. George has been going to this pub in Dublin every week for the past 60 years.

3RD PLACE - Individual Study - 2008
KATHERINE HAMNETT

" Sustainable clothing designer Katherine Hamnett in Buswell’s Hotel "

1ST PLACE - Reportage - 2012
WORLD IRISH DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2018
ATTENTION

Young cadets watch the 92 Cadet Class during their commissioning ceremony at the Military College, Curragh Camp, Co Kildare.

2ND PLACE - Daily Life & People - 2016
NO OPTIONS FOR NONA

Nona O'Reilly asleep in her caravan at Kilbarry Halting Site, The house provided by the council was so appalling her family opted to sleep in the caravan.

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2016
DELUGE

Stranded along the banks of the Shannon River after two storms hit the country. Communities call on Bord na Mona to allow bogs to flood to relieve water pressure

2ND PLACE - Portrait - 2018
LAOS, THE SECRET WAR

Yeyang Yang and daughter Syya photographed at their home, Phonsavan, Laos. He was burning rubbish when the heat of the fire ignited a UXO in the ground and it exploded.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2016
WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY

Lucinda Creighton leader of Renua party photographed arriving for their first 'Think-In' held at Woodquay, Dublin

3RD PLACE - Politics - 2006
THE COLD SHOULDER

Progressive Democrats Michael McDowell and Mary Harney photographed at their annual delegates' conference.

SHORTLISTED - Reportage - 2016
THE PIECE PROCESS

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams gets molded for a wax work to complete the 'Good Friday Agreement' installation at the Dublin Wax museum.

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2017
LIAM COSGRAVE

Liam Cosgrave age 96 former Taoiseach and leader of the Fine Gael party photographed at a 1916 commemoration.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2014
WE WANT EQUALITY TOO – SAME SEX MARRIAGE CAMPAIGN

Same sex couples gather, outside the Department of Justice, Dublin, in their hundreds to campaign for marriage equality rights.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2016
THE PIECE PROCESS

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams gets molded for a wax work to complete the 'Good Friday Agreement' installation at the Dublin Wax museum.

SHORTLISTED - Reportage - 2013
LIBYA LIBERATED

Libyans joyfully rejoice the downfall of Col. Gaddafi's regime and prepare for their first democratic elections in over half a century.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2015
A LOAD OF BALL COCKS

Water charges protest in Dublin, where thousands gathered to protest against the privatisation of water and its charges.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2012
BEELZEBUB BRIAN

Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD at the press conference where he announced his resignation as leader of the Fianna Fail Party.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2012
CAPTIVATING THE NATION

President Barack Obama speaking at College Green to over 60,000 people during his one day visit to Ireland.

SHORTLISTED - Picture Story - 2009
HEROIN

The bombed out former Russian Cultural Centre in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, it has now become home to many heroin addicts. Afghanistan produces over 90% of the worlds opium and its sale is alleged to be funding the Taliban.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2012
HOMAGE TO AN IRISH ICON

Thousands of mourners filed past the remains of former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald as he lay in state in the Oak Room of the Mansion House, Dublin.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2008
"AND THEY’RE OFF"

First day at Cheltenham Races.

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2009
IN THE PICTURE

Art photographer David La Chapelle strikes a pose beside Michael Jackson during the installation of his exhibition titled 'American Jesus' at the Sebastian Guinness Gallery.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2007
WEE WILLIE

Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea T.D. at the 82nd Cadet Class Commissioning Ceremony at the Military College, Curragh, Co. Kildare.

SHORTLISTED - Individual Study - 2007
MILO

Actor Milo O'Shea after entering the Hall of Fame at the Gaiety Theatre.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2006
DEVOLVED

Reverend Ian Paisley DUP, photographed at Stormont Belfast during talks on devolution.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2007
SOFT LANDING

Skydiver falls towards the snowy ground in the Chateau d'Oex Valley in the Swiss Alps during the International Ballooning Festival.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2006
HEAD ABOVE THE REST

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern during his Leaders speech at the Ard Fheis.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2006
WELL HEELED

Ladies Day, at Punchestown Races.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2006
HIGH FLYERS

Aer Lingus airhostesses during a photocall to launch the airlines 70th anniversary celebrations.

Daily Life & People
UNTITLED

Townsfolk get ferried to dry ground in the bucket of a digger after the river Suir burst its banks by the Old Bridge in Clonmel in October 2004.

News
UNTITLED

Michael Noonan, leader of the Fine Gael party, surprises a voter and his dogs on the campaign trail in Naas, Co Kildare, in April 2002

Arts and Culture
UNTITLED

The artist Camille Souter during a quiet moment at her home on Achill Island in March 2001

Daily Life & People
UNTITLED

Pupils of Killaghtee National School, Co Donegal, walk to the church to rehearse for their school's Nativity play in December 2001

Daily Life & People
UNTITLED

Young swimmers wait for their race during the National Community Games finals at Mosney, Co Meath, in August 2000

News
UNTITLED

The body of three-month-old Leilah Hickey, stabbed to death in April 2000, is taken from her home in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Her father, Derek Hickey, would later plead guilty to the murder.