AIB Press Photographer of the Year exhibition opens at DLR Lexicon

by Alison O'Hanlon
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Ireland’s stories in images for 2023 has begun its nationwide tour at the DLR Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire where the AIB Press Photographer of the Year Award exhibition is now on display until the 20th April 2024. 

Press Photographers Ireland is delighted to announce that this year’s AIB Press Photographer of the Year, Alan Betson of The Irish Times will be in attendance for the opening tomorrow, Wednesday 27th March.

The exhibition features 114 images in total capturing life, both at home and abroad during 2023 and showcasing the very best of Irish press photography. 

The AIB Press Photographer of the Year Award 2024 was presented at a special ceremony in Dublin last month by An Tánaiste Micheál Martin TD in addition to winners of 10 individual categories – News, Daily Life & People, Sports Action, Sports Feature, Portrait, Nature & the Environment, Politics, Arts & Entertainment, Reportage and Multimedia in addition to the AIB Sustainability Award.

Alan Betson of the Irish Times was awarded the trophy with his portfolio praised by the judges for its huge versatility.  This was the fourth occasion that the Meath resident has won the prestigious title now in its 46th year.

Commenting ahead of the opening reception event at the Dun Laoghaire Lexicon, David Branigan, President of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland, said, “The Dun Laoghaire Lexicon has been a stalwart supporter of our exhibition tour and we are grateful to the whole team at the library that it is once again on display at this landmark venue.

We hope that visitors from the local area and beyond will enjoy browsing through the award-winning and highly acclaimed imagery which demonstrates the hard work and commitment of our Irish press photographers.”

To view the full portfolio of winning and highly commended images from the AIB Press Photographer of Year Award 2024 please visit www.pressphotographers.ie    

Photos courtesy Press Photographers Ireland

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