The AIB Photojournalism Exhibition, a collection of award-winning and highly commended images from the annual awards of the Press Photographers’ Association of Ireland, is continuing its countrywide tour with its visit to AIB Bank, Tullamore, from September 23 until October 4.
Irish Independent Photojournalist Mark Condren, a native of Castletownroche, Co. Cork, was named AIB Photojournalist of the Year 2013 at this year’s AIB Photojournalism Awards. This is his third time, having received the accolade in 2010 and 2011.
The AIB Photojournalism Awards, which are open to members of the Press Photographer’s Association of Ireland, celebrate and reward excellence in Irish Photojournalism. Over 2,000 images were entered in this year’s competition, by 120 photojournalists from right around Ireland, across nine categories-news, daily life, sports action, sports portfolio, portrait, environment, politics, arts & entertainment, and reportage, capturing a moment in history.
The awards are judged by internationally renowned photo journalists. Chairperson of the judging panel this year was Dermot O’Shea (former picture editor of The Irish Times) who was joined by international guest judges Eddie Mulholand (The Telegraph Group) and Philip Coburn (The Sunday Mirror).
The AIB Photojournalism Exhibition, featuring 125 prints, is currently on tour visiting selected AIB branches and other venues throughout Ireland during the year. Masterclasses for schools, camera clubs and photography students will also be held in locations throughout the country over the coming months.