PPAI

2007

ABOUT THE AWARDS

The Press Photographer of the Year Awards were established to bring the talented & memorable work of Ireland's press photographers to a wider audience. Entries are submitted by members of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland and the images should have been taken during the previous twelve months.

The Awards have gone from strength to strength and judging the entries can take several days. With over 2,000 entries to consider, all of a very high standard, difficult decisions have to be made. The Judging panel picks first, second and third places in each of nine picture categories, as well as the overall winner.

To view this years winners select from the categories.

Previous winners

2021 James Crombie
2020 Mark Condren
2019 Tom Honan
2018 Cyril Byrne
2017 Gerry Mooney
2016 Mark Condren
2015 Alan Betson
2014 Julien Behal
2013 Mark Condren
2012 Julien Behal
2011 Mark Condren
2009 Mark Condren
2008 Steve Humphreys
2007 Niall Carson
2006 Bryan O'Brien
2005 Matt Kavanagh
2004 Alan Betson
2003 Frank Miller
2002 Bryan O'Brien
2001 Brenda Fitzsimons
2000 Bryan O'Brien
1999 Bryan O'Brien
1998 Frank Miller
1997 Alan Betson
1996 Frank Miller
1995 Bryan O'Brien
1994 Crispin Rodwell
1993 Matt Kavanagh
1992 Matt Kavanagh
1991 Dara Mac Dónaill
1990 Billy Stickland
1989 James Meehan
1988 John Carlos
1987 Jim O'Kelly
1986 Eric Luke
1985 Peter Thursfield
1984 Alan Lewis
1983 Peter Thursfield
1982 Tom Lawlor
1981 Austin Finn
1980 Peter Thursfield
1979 Brian Barron
1978 Colman Doyle



Arts and Entertainment

1st Place Winner

Arts and Entertainment 2007, Niall Carson

LADY IN THE LAKE by Niall Carson

Russian dance troupe, Derovo, kick off the Dublin Fringe Festival with a water themed performance at George's Dock.



Features

1st Place Winner

Features 2007, CARMAGEDDON

CARMAGEDDON by CARMAGEDDON

An unauthorised car dump along the coast of scenic Aranmore Island.


Individual Study

1st Place Winner

Individual Study 2007, John D Kelly

SENSE OF HISTORY by John D Kelly

Michael Hogan, nephew of Tipperary footballer Mick Hogan who was shot in Croke Park on 'Bloody Sunday', talks about the past.


News

1st Place Winner

News 2007, Colin Keegan

OUR DARKEST DAY by Colin Keegan

A daughter of fire fighter Brian Murray, who died in a factory fire in Bray, as his coffin is removed from the church.



People

1st Place Winner

People 2007, MURDERED

MURDERED by MURDERED

Stephen and Breige Quinn holding a picture of their murdered son Paul in their home in Cullyhanna, South Armagh.


Picture Story

1st Place Winner

Picture Story 2007, Denis Minihane

FIRST DAY IN SCHOOL FOR AN ISLAND GIRL by Denis Minihane

Five-year old Anna Humphreys on her first day at Lisheen National School, West Cork. She is the first child in 31 years from Heir Island to start primary school on the mainland since the island's own school closed in July 1976.


Politics

1st Place Winner

Politics 2007, Bill Smyth

YOUR FIRST MINISTER by Bill Smyth

DUP leader Dr. Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness about to take up office as First and Deputy First Ministers at Stormont.



Special humour

1st Place Winner

Special humour 2007, John C Kelly

AND THIS LITTLE PIGGY? by John C Kelly

Noel Lorigan gets his charges ready for the Pig Races at Kilmihil Festival of Fun.



Sports Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Action 2007, MATT GITEAU

MATT GITEAU by MATT GITEAU

Australian rugby player Matt Giteau is pictured scoring a try against Wales.


Sports Feature

1st Place Winner

Sports Feature 2007, Denis Minihane

MIXED EMOTIONS by Denis Minihane

An emotional Darragh McGarry as Kilkenny captain Henry Shefflin is about to be presented with the Liam MacCarthy Cup after winning the All-Ireland Final