Launch of AIB Press Photographer of the Year Award 2024 Exhibition – Index Gallery, Central Library

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Ireland’s stories in images for 2023 will continue its nationwide tour at Waterford Central Library on the 22nd April 2024 when the AIB Press Photographer of the Year Award exhibition goes on public display. The exhibition will be on display in the Index Gallery, Central Library, Waterford for visitors to enjoy until Monday, 13th May 2024.

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

Tugann Méara Chathair agus Chontae Phort Láirge, an Comhairleoir Seosamh Ó Conmhuí cuireadh duit chuig seoladh Thaispeántas Grianghrafadóireachta Preasa na hÉireann sa Lárleabharlann ar an gCéadaoin, 24 Aibreán ag a 6.30i.n.

Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Joe Conway cordially invites you to the launch of the Irish Press Photography of the Year Exhibition in Central Library on Wednesday 24th April at 6.30pm.

The AIB Press Photographer of the Year Award 2024 was presented at a special ceremony in Dublin earlier this year 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 exhibition’s visit to Waterford Central Library, David Branigan, President of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland, said, “We are delighted that the exhibition will continue its tour of Ireland with a trip to Waterford this April. 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

Exhibition runs from Monday 22nd April until Monday 13th May during branch opening hours.

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