Nearly 1,400 images competing for the Press Photographer of the Year awards

Nearly 1,400 images from 100 photographers will compete in 10 categories at the 2022 Press Photographer of the Year awards this month.

Although traditionally a gala event, this year’s ceremony will once again take place online due to Covid-19 considerations.

The virtual awards on February 18 will include special pre-recorded category messages from a host of well-known personalities highlighting the talent of Ireland’s many press photographers.

The award judging was deliberated online last weekend, led by former Irish Times editor Frank Miller.

Mr Miller was joined by international photographer Eddie Keogh who has been at the forefront of sports photography for over three decades and is currently the official photographer for the England football team.

The panel also included Helen Healy, originally from Dublin, head of images at the Financial Times.

Judging in the multimedia category was assisted by broadcaster Philip Bromwell and former RTÉ cameraman Michael Lee.

“Irish press photographers… have persevered through another year dominated once again by the pandemic,” said Paul Sherwood, president of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland. “Our members have beautifully captured all aspects of life throughout the year and created a stunning visual record of 2021.”

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