The AIB Photojournalism Exhibition 2008 showcases at AIB Athlone

The stunning AIB Photojournalism Exhibition 2008, a collection of the year’s most inspiring press photographs, will be on display in AIB Athlone, from Monday May 25 to Friday May 29.

The AIB Photojournalism Awards and accompanying exhibition pay tribute to the essential role and power of photography in today’s changing world, by rewarding the great talents of press photographers in Ireland. This is AIB’s seventh year of partnership with the Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI ) and entries for the awards reached a record high, with over 1,900 images entered from 120 photographers, all demonstrating an exceptional level of skill.

The overall AIB Photojournalist of the Year 2008 title was awarded to Steve Humphreys, Irish Independent. The judging panel commented that his entry “conveyed the sense of a very complete portfolio - that of a really good and dependable press photographer at work. Photographs ranging from hard news to sports and features were all well-framed and executed assuring the judging panel that whatever the assignment he would be sent on, a print worthy of publication would be secured”.

Masterclasses for photography students will be held in locations throughout the country over the coming months.

The images from this year’s AIB Photojournalism Exhibition can be viewed by logging on to www.ppai.ie

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