International award for Wicklow photographer

The magnificent setting of Le Logge (Piazza XX Settembre) in Pisa Italy hosted the inaugural PSPI – Pisa Street Photography International’, a festival dedicated to the photographic genre of ‘street photography’. The event was organised by the Tilt association of Pontedera, with the patronage of the Municipality of Pisa. The opening of the exhibition was Saturday 24 September. last. The councillor for culture of the Municipality of Pisa was present along with an International panel of Judges.

On show was the finalist works of the international photography competition that took place last summer, selected by a jury composed in the first phase by Mario Mencacci, Roberto Bartolini, Simone Mantia, Massimiliano Faralli and Arez Prod, and in the final phase by Richard Bram (USA), Julia Coddington (Australia), Asli Gonen (Turkey), Julie Hrudová (Holland) and Alex Liverani (Italy). Many authors from Italy and abroad participated, during the Festival, in the Balearic Hall, prizes were be awarded.

The first prize for the best single photo at the festival went to well know Bray Photographer Des Byrne for a Photo taken in Yorkshire in 2018. This is the first Festival win for a jubilant Byrne who has been a finalist in Gothenburg, Paris & Miami, Des is better known locally for his scenic landscape photos of Bray and its surrounds which have featured in the past on Purple House Christmas Cards for a number of years,a selection of Des photos are available to view in Finnbees on Bray Seafront and at Killruddery Christmas Market.

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