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come and see amateur Irish photographer winner has been announced...

Here’s who readers voted for.

LAST THURSDAY EVENING was a big night for the three finalists in amateur Irish photography competition.

We’ve been showing you the work of the three finalists over the past couple of weeks and last week we put it to you to pick a winner for the People’s Choice award.

You got to check out Dervilla Keegan, Linda Foley and Anna O’Rourke’s work and after a very tight poll you chose…

Linda Foley

Linda Foley Linda Foley

Dave McKane, principal of the Institute of Photography, and the judge of the competition said this about Linda’s work -

Linda Foley has been in love with photography for a long, long time. Living on the edge of a big city has given her a lot of advantages; proximity to sea, open spaces, as well as the people of Donabate. So it made sense to make her ‘Sense of Place’ focus on this vibrant seaside community, with it’s vital rail link to the city, and all places north as well.

The three finalists, their family, friends and some readers attended the award ceremony at Teeling Whiskey Distillery on 10 September.

All of the finalists’ work was blown up and mounted in a beautiful exhibition.

Not only was there a People’s Choice winner, there was also a Judge’s Choice winner who was to be selected on the night.

First the runner up was announced and it was…

Dervilla Keegan

Dervilla Keegan Dervilla Keegan

Dave had this to say about Dervilla’s entries -

Dervilla is a visual correspondent, recording what she sees as she moves between these different worlds. She essentially points her camera at what interests her, which is pretty much everything she sees in Leitrim.

And the Judge’s Choice winner was…

Anna O’Rourke

Anna O'Rourke Anna O'Rourke

Dave said about Anna’s work -

Anna O’Rourke has a photographic style which concentrates on using people to give scale to her images. She has an unerring ability to capture scenes that show her subjects in a precious moment of movement, wrapped up in their own tiny world.

All three finalists walked away with some pretty nice prizes -

Runner up – Dervilla Keegan: Canon Selphy CP910

People’s Choice – Linda Foley: Canon Powershot SX710

Judge’s choice winner – Anna O’Rourke: Canon EOS 750D, Canon Selphy CP910 and half day DSLR training from the Institute of Photography

Here are the three finalists with Jonothan Sultan of Canon on the big night:

L-R Dervilla, Anna, Jonothan, Linda Canon Canon

And here’s Anna and Jonothan:

Canon Canon

All three finalists’ work will be displayed in Teeling Whiskey Distillery for the next couple of months. You can view their work between 9.30 and 5pm.

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