'Press Photographer of the Year' exhibition at Ardkeen Library

An exhibition with photos from the 44th annual ‘Press Photographer of the Year Awards’ has been welcomed to Ardkeen Library.

The awards were announced in February during a specially directed live Zoom awards ceremony presented by broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan alongside Paul Sherwood.

At the time, Paul was president of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland.

The event saw photographers from all across Ireland honoured and recognised for excellence in press photography.


The Press Photographer of the Year title was awarded, for the second year in a row, to James Crombie of Inpho Photography.

The judges described his portfolio as “the outstanding portfolio of the awards."

James received three category awards – first prize in Nature and the Environment, for what the judges coined as 'picture of the year'‘Murmuration’ which captured a starling murmuration creating the shape of a bird over Lough Ennell, and third place in Daily Life and People for his image ‘Fishing’ taken on Lough Corrib, Co. Galway.

James also got third place in the Sports Feature section for ‘Golden Moment.' It depicted a very emotional image of Kellie Harrington as she celebrated with her gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games.


The exhibition can be viewed in Ardkeen Library until October 20th.

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