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Michael McSweeney

Email: mike@provision.ie
Website: http://www.macsweeney.org/

SELECTED WORKS

1ST PLACE - Picture Story - 2009
BURKINA GOLD RUSH

Artisan Gold Mining in SW Burkina Faso. Over a 3 month period a camp of 50,000 has grown around this mine in a modern day version of the Klondyke with no running water or medical facilities

2ND PLACE - Daily Life & People - 2012
THE HANDS THAT BIND

A homeless couple sleeping on a Cork City backstreet this morning.

3RD PLACE - Arts and Entertainment - 2009
THE FIRSTNIGHTERS

Young ballerinas prepare to perform at the Cork School of Dance's 'CHRISTMAS CRACKER' in the Firkin Crane Theatre in Cork

3RD PLACE - Reportage - 2014
INSIDE HOME EVICTION

Martin and Claire O’Sullivan in the kitchen of their home in Kanturk, Co. Cork, where they were being threatened with eviction. Supporters protest outside the house as Claire receives a message saying that bailiffs were outside and about to seize their home.

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2014
SÉAMUS

The late poet Séamus Heaney at the signing of the ‘Great Book of Ireland’ in University College Cork

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2017
PICTURED

Photographer John Minihan pictured in UCC with one of his photos of Samuel Beckett.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2014
EVICTION

Martin and Claire O’Sullivan at their home in Kanturk, Co. Cork, just after Claire had been told that bailiffs had arrived to seize their home

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2014
NEXT STOP AMERIKAY!

A father and son ‘board paddling’ on a beautiful summer’s day off the Maherees, Co. Kerry

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2012
BROTHERS APART

Previously conjoined twins Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf at home in Cork following successful surgery

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2013
SPRING SPUNG

Spring is in the Air! Tibetan Terrier 'Fola' jumps through a field of daffodils

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2009
DEATH IN A GOLD MINE

An eerie silence greets visitors to an artisanal goldmine in SW Burkina Faso, West Africa after a tunnel collapse killing a miner. a shanty town of 50,000 people has grown up around the mine over a three month period.

SHORTLISTED - Individual Study - 2009
PADRAIG AT 80

Padraig Kennelly, Newspaper Editor, photographer turns 80

SHORTLISTED - News - 2009
SEARCH ENDS IN WOODS

Gardai at the location in Garrettstown Woods, Cork where the body of murdered woman Ann Corcoran (under white sheet) was discovered. Thousands of people had spent weeks searching for her.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2008
AT THE END OF THE LINE

A young boy looks through a queue for food in Concern’s Kalinga IDP Refugee Camp, near Masisi, DRC, Congo, where people displaced by internal militia fighting in the country are being housed.

SHORTLISTED - People - 2007
THE LOVE OF A CHILD

Ombeni prepares for school with her four-year-old son Daniel, watched by her mother, in Bukova, Congo.

Profile - 2015
MICHAEL MAC SWEENEY