Mark Condren named PPAI Photographer of the Year

Saturday, Jan 30th, 2016 in Photography News by Alan Murphy

PPAI Awards - 1ST PLACE - NEWS - 2016 "GOODBYE" by Mark Condren A young relative looks on at the funeral of those who lost their lives in the Carrickmines fire at a traveller halting site.

PPAI Awards – 1ST PLACE – NEWS – 2016
“GOODBYE” by Mark Condren
A young relative looks on at the funeral of those who lost their lives in the Carrickmines fire at a traveller halting site.

Press Photographers from across the country gathered last night for their 38th annual Press Photographers Association of Ireland Awards night. At it Mark Condren, of the  Irish Independent, was named ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2016’ – his fourth time to receive the accolade.

The awards, which are open to members of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland, celebrate the very best of Irish press photography. This year over 2,000 images were entered by 103 photographers from around the country. Awards were presented across nine categories; news, daily life & people, nature & the environment, politics, sports action, sports feature, portrait, art & entertainment and reportage.

See all the winning images