A 'broad range of strong images' on show at Press Photographer of the Year exhibition

The Press Photographer of the Year 2017 is now on display at AIB in Lynch's Castle on Shop St. A grand total of 124 images is available to be viewed by the public, featuring winning photographs from the Press Photographer of the Year awards.

The judges who presided over the event were Tom Lawlor, international photographer and broadcaster, Sophie Batterbury, Picture Editor of i and Johnston Press, and Dermot O'Shea, former picture editor of The Irish Times.

Speaking about the array of images on display in the portfilio of winner Gerry Mooney, the judges said, "The broad range of strong images demonstrates the photographer's talent across the many disciplines of press photography."

Bryan O'Brien, The Irish Times, took home the new Multimedia award for best use of video and Steve Humphreys, Independent News & Media, won the prize for best black and white image.

The awards were split into nine categories; news, politics, nature and the environment, sports feature, sports action, daily life and people, reportage, art and entertainment, and portrait. Press Photographer of the Year Gerry Mooney also claimed the politics award and the arts and entertainment award.

Michael Chester, the president of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland, said the award was "a testament to Gerry's outstanding skill as a press photographer and his keen eye for detail."

The display is open now at AIB and will be open to view until tomorrow, July 28.


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