Behal snaps up top award for photojournalist of the year

Michael MacSweeney of Provision won third prize in the reportage section of the Press Photographers' Association of Ireland awards with pictures of Martin and Claire O'Sullivan  under threat of eviction from their Kanturk home.

Julien Behal scooped the top prize of photojournalist of the year at the Press Photographers’ Association of Ireland awards last night.

In his winning portfolio, Julien received five awards, with those for portrait, politics and reportage for images taken with Maxwell Photography, and news and portrait awards for assignments for the Press Association.

Other prizewinners included Eamon Ward, who took the top prize in the reportage section; Leon Farrell of Photocall Ireland, who took third spot in the arts and entertainment section and the portrait section; and Michael MacSweeney, who took third prize in the reportage section.

Almost 2,000 images were entered by 112 photojournalists from around the country for the awards, which every year recognise excellence in photojournalism.


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