Mark Condren wins AIB Press Photographer of The Year Award

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Mark Condren has won AIB Press Photographer of The Year Award for a record Sixth time.

Mark Condren of the Irish Independent/Sunday Independent has won the AIB Press Photographer of the Year 2023 title at an awards ceremony in Dublin on Friday, 3rd March 2023.

AIB Press Photographer of The Year

Cork native Condren (Castletownroche) won praise from the judges for his portfolio of images of the past year’s most moving, historic and thought-provoking events across a selection of 12 outstanding photographs.

The judges commented: “The photographer did not just manage to cover the main events of the year, at home and abroad, but they brought to their assignments an unerring ability to come away with remarkable images.  Their sense of news value, sense of timing, ability to choose original angles and creativity all came to the fore and they are an absolutely deserving winner of this award.”

This year’s judging panel was again led by former picture editor of The Irish Times, Frank Miller, International photographer Eddie Keogh, who has over 35 years of experience at the forefront of sports photojournalism and Dublin native Helen Healy who is Head of Pictures at the Financial Times.  Philip Bromwell and former RTÉ cameraman Michael Lee joined the judging panel for the multimedia category.  The judges had the challenging task of selecting the winning and highly commended images and video from 1,600 entries entered by 100 members of the PPAI members from around Ireland.

Awards were presented across 10 distinct categories – News, Daily Life & People, Sports Action, Sports Feature, Portrait, Nature & the Environment, Politics, Arts & Entertainment, Reportage and Multimedia in addition to  the newly launched AIB Sustainability Award.

All the winning and short-listed images from the ‘AIB Press Photographer of the Year’ 2023 can be viewed at the touring exhibition visiting various venues across the country over the coming year.  The first visit on the exhibition tour will be the Library at the RDS, Dublin, where it will be on display until 16th March 2023. is Ireland’s largest course finder listing hundreds of Photography Courses around Ireland. Search for evening classes, adult courses and part-time courses in Photography, Cameras, Darkroom, Photography for Beginners, Digital Photography near you. No matter what your photography level is, from a beginner to an advanced student, a photography course will teach you all you need to know about cameras, location shoot and all the latest techniques by pushing the bounds of your photography skills and help you become more creative and confident with your photography. There are many courses and evening classes in Photography – we list them all in’s Course Finder.

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