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National Portrait Day 2014

TV Presenter Brian Ormond, Model Pippa O'Connor and their son Ollie launched IPPA National Portrait Day in aid of the ISPCC. Members of the public can have a professional portrait taken for a donation to the ISPCC of only €25. Visit www.npd.ie for a list of participating IPPA photographers.

The 2014 IPPA Photographer of the Year is Peter Gordon

Congratulations to the 2014 IPPA Photographer of the Year Peter Gordon 

View gallery of all the award-winning images.

National Portrait Day 2014

The IPPA is delighted to announce the launch of National Portrait Day 2014.

Formerly Happy Faces Day, National Portrait Day offers you the chance to have your portrait taken from March 29th to April 5th for a donation of just €25, and this year's charity is the ISPCC.

More information on National Portrait Day 2014 can be found on the NPD2014 website.

Our Latest Associate Member

Congratulations to Pauric McGroder AIPPA who has achieved his Associateship qualification in the discipline of Open Art & Creativity.

Our Latest Associate Member

Congratulations to Michael Hayes AIPPA who achieved his Associateship qualification on September 16th 2013 in the discipline of Portrait and Beauty Photography.

Tom Connolly (R.I.P.)

It is with sadness that the IPPA has learned of the sudden death of our past President, Tom Connolly.  
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Our deepest sympathies to his wife Dympna, sons and daughters and his sister Joan.  May he rest in peace.


Grandparents Day - Generations Family Portrait Offer

Celebrate Grandparents Day this year with a Generations Portrait Session from the Photographers of the IPPA

Click here for more details

Please note that terms & conditions apply

IPPA 2013 Exhibition

The National Photographic Awards Exhibition 2013 is now  on display at The Marshes Shopping Centre in Dundalk, until Sept 20th

New Licentiate

Congratulations and welcome to our newest member James Hearne LIPPA who achieved his qualification in the area of General Practice

IPPA Canon Portrait Awards 2013


Congratulations to Nicola Webster AIPPA who won the overall IPPA Canon Portrait Award for 2013 with an image taken during the charitable initiative for this years Happy Faces Campaign which raised funds for The Jack and Jill Children's Foundation. Congratualtions also to our two second place winners Corin Bishop AIPPA & Cormac Byrne LIPPA.

This Year IPPA members raised €60,000 for Jack and Jill and collectively over €140,000 has been raised for Jack and Jill during the last two years by members of the public donating €25 in exchange for a professional Portrait experience. IPPA members give their time and 100% of the proceeds go to charity.

New Licentiate

Congratulations to our newest member Ronan Palliser LIPPA who achieved his qualification in the area of Wedding Photography.

IPPA Members Peter Gordon AIPPA and Gerry O'Leary FIPPA Shine at the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards

It is with pleasure that the IPPA congratulate Peter Gordon AIPPA on being announced as the overall FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year at the Federation of European Photographers Awards Ceremony in Gmunden, Austria.  This fantastic achievement follows on from Peter's recent IPPA Photographer of the Year Award for 2013.

The IPPA is also pleased to congratulate Gerry O'Leary FIPPA on receiving the award for the Best Commercial Book in the FEP European Photo Book of the Year Awards for his book "Burj Al Arab".  Gerry also received a Silver Camera Award in the Commercial Category of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards.

The 2013 IPPA Photographer of the Year is Peter Gordon

Congratulations to the 2013 IPPA Photographer of the Year Peter Gordon.

A gallery of all of the award-winning images is available here.

Neil Warner FIPPA to be honoured with IPC's Leadership Award Medal at United Nations

We are delighted to announce that IPPA Council Member, Neil Warner FIPPA is to receive the prestigious International Photographic Council's Leadership Award Medal on May 22nd, 2013 at the United Nations in New York.  Neil was nominated for this award by the Board of Directors of the Federation of European Photographers (FEP).

The IPC, an NGO of the United Nations honours outstanding working professional photographers, one from each of the nine professional photographic organisations that belong to the IPC, of which the FEP, is a member.  The FEP is the only European member.

Neil is the current Vice President of the FEP having served as its President from 2008 - 2012 and in its nomination, the Board of Directors cited Neil as "among those who best exemplifies the professional standards and aspirations of their group".  Neil was also recently awarded the FEP Merit Award.

Congratulations Neil.

New Licentiate

Congratulations to our newest member Gary Barrett LIPPA who achieved his qualification in the area of Wedding Photography.

Two new Fellows & 1 New Associate

Congratulations to our latest Fellow's Peter Cox FIPPA and Peter O'Donnell FIPPA who both achieved their qualification in the discipline of Landscape Photography. Well done to Deirdre Langan AIPPA who achieved her Associateship in Wedding Photography.

Happy Faces Day 2012 Raises €80,000 for Jack & Jill

The Irish Professional Photographer’s Association (IPPA) has great pleasure in announcing that its charitable initiative, IPPA Happy Faces Day 2012, has raised a record amount of €80,000 - all for The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation.

It was made possible with the support of our sponsors Canon and through the time & talent donated by 90 professional photographers, all members of the IPPA who hosted over 100 events almost nationwide.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank you, the public, for supporting our events and our members, and for making IPPA Happy Faces Day 2012 a tremendous success.

2012 IPPA Photographer of the Year

The 2012 IPPA Photographer of the Year is Peter O'Donnell AIPPA. All of the award-winning images and portfolios can be viewed here.

The overall Photographer of the Year Awards were kindly sponsored by Conns Cameras & Canon Ireland.

Donal Murphy FIPPA Latest Master QEP


It is with pleasure that the IPPA announce that Donal Murphy FIPPA has achieved his Master QEP from the Federation of European Photographers in the discipline of Architectural Photography.

Donal is now the 4th IPPA member to have been awarded this prestigious title and 2nd in the field of Architectural Photography.

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