The Irish Professional Photographers Association (IPPA) has announced that Maria Dunphy, Kilkenny has been awarded The IPPA Best Contemporary Portrait Image for 2013 and that Claire Dunne, also from Kilkenny has been awarded The IPPA Best Contemporary Portrait Portfolio for 2013 at the National Photographic Awards held in the Wood Quay Venue in Dublin.
The Irish Professional Photographers Association presented awards in 13 separate categories, promoting the very best in Irish professional photography. The annual national photographic awards is the flagship event of the IPPA calendar. All IPPA members are qualified, registered and insured professional photographers. Both Kilkenny women were recognized for their contemporary portraits. By offering their clients a unique style Maria Pet Portrait Photography and Claire Environmental Portrait Photography guaranteed their place at the national photographic awards. Their award winning images will become part of the national exhibition which will tour Ireland.