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11 June 2022

Snap happy: Fótó na nÓg Young Photographer of the Year winners


Hot on the heels of Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday, the Gallery of Photography Ireland announced the talented winners and finalists of the Fótó na nÓg Young Photographer of the Year Awards 2022.

Say cheese: 2022’s four young winners

Chosen from 200+ excellent entries, this year’s winning images are a testament to the innate talent and creative vision of young photographers from all over Ireland. 

Designed by teenagers for teenagers, the Fótó na nÓg Young Photographers Awards Programme was initiated by the Gallery of Photography Ireland in 2021 and is supported by The Creative Ireland Programme/Cruinniú na nÓg and Dublin City Arts Office. 

The awards jury consisted of the curators at the Gallery of Photography Ireland and was led by Seamus O’Ciosain (17) from the Gallery’s Student Council. 

Fótó na nÓg 2022 Winners

Setanta Ballesty (18, Co. Wicklow) Portrait taken on a bitterly cold evening in November

Keira Cabamungan (15, Dublin) Rain on O’Connell Street 

Rian Ó Luasa (18, Cork) Washed Up

For 2022’s edition, the jury made a special award for the best Photo Series. This went to An Yancheng  (18, Dublin) for his series Roadside, Ireland.

Winners Setanta Ballesty, An Yancheng, Rian Ó Luasa and Keira Cabamungan

Fótó na nÓg 2022 Finalists

Ahmad Almustafa (18), Dublin city centre lights.

Clodagh Dorgan (13), Belvelly Castle in Cobh on Christmas Eve. 

Rachel Hayes (14), Galway city on a day out with my granny.

Princess Ibrahim (15), Portrush streetscape.

Vic Karaeva (14), Wildlife in the grounds of my school.

Oisín Lord (15), Early morning, Phoenix Park, Dublin, watching the annual rut of the fallow deer.  

Eoin McCloughlin (18), Marsh at Mulranny, Co. Mayo. 

Lucy Mitton (14), The seagull.

Lauren Neville (14),  In the park with my friend during lockdown.

Neasa O’Brien (16), Portrait of my mum Louise at work on her laptop at the kitchen table.

Vincent Peters (16), Dragon island.

Fee Ratibor (14), Family tree.

Harry Richards (18), Portrait of a friend.

Sofia Shields (16), Two cats, Karpathos Island.

Ella Taylor (16), Colour study, Ios.

Leah Ryan Webster (14), My cousin Blake at the playground.

Huge congratulations to all the winners and finalists, the superb calibre of entries shows the strength of creative talent in Ireland’s young photographers.

Well done everyone!

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