April 7, 2019 | Awards

IPPVA Irish Professional Photographer and Videographer of the Year Awards 2019

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April 2019 – Rashida Keenan is named the Irish Professional Photographer of the Year at the IPPVA Irish Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.

The Irish Professional Photographers & Videographers Association (IPPVA) is delighted to announce that Rashida Keenan was announced as the Irish Professional Photographer of the Year at the IPPVA Professional Photographer of the Year Awards held in Thomas Prior Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Sunday April 7th 2019. Rashida was also named as Portrait Photographer of the Year.

From left to right: Neil Warner IPPVA President, Rashida Keenan Overall Winner and Brian from Bermingham Cameras. Photo courtesy of Dermot Byrne, AIPPVA.

In addition, the following photographers and videographers were announced as overall runners-up, category winners, and category runners-up:

Overall Awards

Irish Professional Photographer of the Year 2019 – Rashida Keenan

Second Place – Daragh Muldowney
Third Place – Enda Cavanagh

Category Awards


Architectural Photographer of the Year – Enda Cavanagh

Second Place – Roger Roger O’Sullivan
Third Place – Donal Murphy


Commercial Photographer of the Year – Neil Lennon

Second Place – Michael Hayes
Third Place – Rashida Keenan

Fine Art

Fine Art Photographer of the Year – Greta Dominaityte

Second Place – Michael Hayes
Third Place – Sean McCormack


Landscape Photographer of the Year – Daragh Muldowney

Second Place – Michael Mc Laughlin
Third Place – Philippe Gosseau

Open Category

Winner – Brendan Lyon

Second Place – Michael Hayes
Third Place – Pauric McGroder


Portrait Photographer of the Year – Rashida Keenan

Second Place – Gerry Dolan
Third Place – Michael Hayes


Press Photographer of the Year – Michael Mc Laughlin

Second Place – Naoise Culhane
Third Place – Mark Maxwell


Wedding Photographer of the Year – Shane O’Neill

First Place – Classic Wedding – Gareth Lima Gareth Lima-Conlon

Second Place – Classic Wedding – Tomasz Kornas
Third Place – Classic Wedding – Elaine Barker

First Place – Creative Wedding – Rónan Palliser

Second Place – Creative Wedding – Gareth Lima-Conlon
Third Place – Creative Wedding – Tomasz Kornas

First Place – Documentary Wedding – Shane O’Neill

Second Place – Documentary Wedding – Kevin Kheffache
Third Place – Documentary Wedding – Gareth Lima-Conlon

Video – Wedding

First Place – Clive McLaughlin

Second Place – Rafał Kściuk
Third Place – Evan Heneghan

Video – Open

First Place – Neil Warner

Second Place – Declan Gleeson
Third Place – Arc Studios (Colm Kerr)

Chairmans Award

Greta Dominaityte

The IPPVA Irish Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 are entering their final stage with the end of year judging process starting next week. This year has seen further tweaks to continually refine and improve the awards, and the standard has been exceptionally high.

Congratulations to all of the winners & finalists – winning one award is an achievement in itself, so winning the 4 awards in one category to qualify as a finalist is worthy of celebration.

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