PPAI

PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2008

Press Photogrpaher of the
Year 2008

Steve Humphreys

Email: stevehumphreyspics@gmail.com
Website: http://vimeo.com/
WAYNE O’DONOGHUE RELEASED

by Steve Humphreys

The first glimpse of Wayne O’Donoghue, who had been imprisoned for manslaughter, as he is driven in the back of his father’s car after his release from the Midlands Prison a few moments earlier.

NO GREATER LOSS

by Steve Humphreys

Dave and Marie Merriman, the parents of teenager Owen Merriman, are reflected in the hearse window as their son’s remains are brought for burial to his Funeral Mass, in Ballyfermot. Owen Merriman, was killed instantly in a collision on the Naas Dual Carriageway. An off-duty Garda was also seriously injured in the collision.

TYRONE INVASION

by Steve Humphreys

The Tyrone Team prepare to invade the pitch from the sideline after beating Kerry in the All-Ireland Football Final, at Croke Park

WAVING GOODBYE TO IT ALL

by Steve Humphreys

Former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern T.D., waves goodbye to it all, after leaving his office at Government Buildings, on the day he announced his resignation as Taoiseach.

THE MAJOR LEAGUE

by Steve Humphreys

Golfer Padraig Harrington and Jack Dunn, Chief Executive Officer, FTI, at a press conference in the Shelbourne Hotel, where FTI announced that it had entered into a global partnership to be a leading sponsor to the international golfer and triple major championship winner.

JERRY HALL 'LOVE LETTERS'

by Steve Humphreys

Actress and supermodel, Jerry Hall, relaxes at the Tivoli Theatre, after it was announced that she would take the stage there for a two-week run of the play ‘Love Letters’.

LOOKING ON THE BRIGHTSIDE

by Steve Humphreys

Elderly protesters share a light moment, during a very serious protest outside Dáil Eireann, over proposed changes to the Medical Card Scheme.

THE HEALTH HEADACHE

by Steve Humphreys

Minister for Health and Children Mary Harney T.D. at the official launch of European Migraine Day of Action, in Trinity College.

THE WORLD ON HIS SHOULDERS

by Steve Humphreys

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley T.D., pictured against the world, while speaking at a Climate Change Conference at Croke Park.

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

by Steve Humphreys

Annette Kinne and her three and a half year-old son Alexander Kinne- Coyle, from Co. Wicklow, who was born with a rare genetic disorder, Mowat-Wilson Syndrome. Alexander is the only person in Ireland with the disorder, which he was diagnosed with at fifteen months. They are at the launch of a Rehabcare report in Trinity College.

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.

TEARS FOR A FRIEND

by Steve Humphreys

A young pupil from St. Oliver Plunkett’s School, Finglas, is comforted by his teacher as he breaks down in tears while forming a guard of honour for his seven-year-old friend, Dean Ward, as his remains pass by the school, en-route to Glasnevin Cemetery. Dean was struck down by a Garda car while crossing the road.

NO PAY, NO GAIN!

by Steve Humphreys

Director General of IBEC, Turlough O’Sullivan, speaking to media as he arrives for pay talks with the Government, at Government Buildings.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO DECLAN

by Steve Humphreys

Libertas Chairman, Declan Ganley, speaking to the media at Buswell’s Hotel, outlining plans for the last ten days of their Anti-Lisbon Treaty Campaign.

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.

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.

SITTING PRETTY

by Steve Humphreys

Four-year-old Katerina and two-year-old Alana Healy, sitting on George IV's Throne,in Dublin Castle, waiting for President Mary McAleese to attend an exhibition honouring the memory of their late Mother, Miriam Mone, one of Ireland’s most distinguished fashion designers, one year after the forty one year-old’s death.