March 10, 2015 | Awards

IPPA Irish Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2015

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The Irish Professional Photographers Association (IPPA) is delighted to announce that Michael McLaughlin was announced as The 2015 IPPA Photographer of the Year at the National Photographic Awards held in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin on Sunday 8th March 2015.

Milkyway and Cook Bank, Rhyolite, Death Valley National Park, California. Pic: Michael Mc Laughlin

The Irish Professional Photographers Association presented Awards in 16 separate categories, promoting the very best in Irish professional photography.

Irish Professional Photographer of the Year 2015

Irish Professional Photographer of the Year 2015: Michael McLaughlin

2nd place for Irish Professional Photographer of the Year 2015 award: Enda Cavanagh
3rd place for Irish Professional Photographer of the Year 2015 award: Michael Hayes

Awards in other categories:                   

IADT Rex Roberts Medal for Photography: Linda Plunkett

IPPA Student Award: Adrian Wojtas

Best Fashion Portfolio: Michael Hayes
Best Fashion Image: Michael Hayes

Best Advertising & Commercial Portfolio: Enda Cavanagh
Best Advertising & Commercial Image: Enda Cavanagh

Best Classical Wedding Portfolio: Liam Kidney
Best Classical Wedding Image: Liam Kidney

Best Children’s Portraiture Portfolio: Cormac Byrne
Best Children’s Portraiture Image: Cormac Byrne

Best Press & PR Portfolio: Michael McLaughlin
Best Press & PR Image: Brendan Lyon

Best Human Form Portfolio: Michael Hayes
Best Human Form Image: Michael Hayes

Best Classical Portraiture Portfolio: Cormac Byrne
Best Classical Portraiture Image: Michael Hayes

Best Wedding Reportage Portfolio: Dermot Culhane
Best Wedding Reportage Image: Andrew Paton

Best Wildlife Image: Philip Smyth

Best Pictorial & Travel Portfolio: Michael McLaughlin
Best Pictorial & Travel Image: Michael McLaughlin

Best Contemporary Wedding Portfolio: Cormac Byrne
Best Contemporary Wedding Image: Cormac Byrne

Best Contemporary Portraiture Portfolio: Michael Hayes
Best Contemporary Portraiture Image: Michael Hayes

Best Architectural Portfolio: Enda Cavanagh
Best Architectural Image: Enda Cavanagh

Best Open Art & Creativity Portfolio: Michael McLaughlin
Best Open Art & Creativity Image: Michael McLaughlin

Best Family Portraiture Portfolio: Cormac Byrne
Best Family Portraiture Image: Cormac Byrne

Best Landscape Portfolio: Peter Gordon
Best Landscape Image: Kelvin Gillmor

Tom Doherty, Chairman of the IPPA Awards 2015 said “These images and the collection of finalist images on display on Sunday night are very inspiring and the winners are very worthy of their awards.  Excellent work by all concerned”.

The Annual National Photographic Awards is the flagship event of the IPPA calendar – All IPPA members are Qualified, Registered and Insured Professional Photographers.

The National Photographic Awards is sponsored by Conns Cameras and Canon Ireland.

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