Photographer Cyril Byrne

Photographer of the Year 2018 – CYRIL BYRNE | Artist Talk

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 10:30-12:00

Dlr LexIcon, meeting room 3, 5th floor, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin

Book tickets here


It is an absolute pleasure for ArtNetdlr to welcome our guest speaker, a renowned photographer CYRIL BYRNE of The Irish Times. He was recently named ‘Photographer of the Year 2018’ at the annual Press Photographers Association of Ireland awards.

Photographer Cyril Byrne

2nd Nature and the Environment – Starlings gather to roost at Ballywilliam, Co Wexford. Photographer Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Cyril won the overall award based on the excellence of his portfolio, and several awards in categories including those of Daily Life and People, Nature and Environment and Arts and Entertainment.

Photographer Cyril Byrne

3rd, Arts and Entertainment – U2 during their performance of the Joshua Tree at Croke Park. Photographer Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

“This portfolio comprehensively shows the ability and imagination of the photographer over a wide range of subjects and situations. The judges felt that the photographer displayed an incredible ability over so many disciplines and facets of press photography. The many subjects dealt with in this portfolio shows the commitment to quality and presentation. A collection of images to be very proud of.” – So commented judges on Byrne’s work.

Photographer Cyril Byrne

Second – Nature: A Seagull grabs its lunch from a bin in St. Stephen Green. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Cyril Byrne began work as a staff photographer at Irish Press Ltd in 1973. He worked as an art editor for Irish Press Ltd from 1978-1981. In 1984 Byrne became an executive committee member of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland. He has photographed aspects of Irish life and landscape. He also taught photojournalism at Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design.

photographer Cyril Byrne

Third – Politics – Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD seen through a window on the eve of her resignation from office, in the national interest, following mounting pressure from colleagues and opposition members. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times