Irish Times journalist named Videographer of the Year

Bryan O’Brien wins UKPEG award for ‘When Orangemen Cross the Border’ video

2019 WINNER, UK PICTURE EDITORS GUILD - VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - The annual 12th July parade has taken place in Rossnowlagh, Co.Donegal where Orangemen from lodges in the Republic were joined by visiting members of Northern Ireland lodges. Video: Bryan O’Brien


The chief video journalist at The Irish Times has won an award at the prestigious UK Picture Editors’ Guild (UKPEG) awards.

Bryan O’Brien was named UKPEG Videographer of the Year at a ceremony in London on Monday.

The Kerry-born photographer won the prize for When Orangemen Cross the Border, a three-minute video he shot last July about the largest Orange Order march in the Republic. It takes place every year in the seaside village of Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal.

Over 4,000 pictures and videos were submitted by more than 400 participants, with entries judged by a team of 10 picture editors.

Each of 11 category winners received a trophy and cheque for £500 (€570).

Commenting on his award, Mr O’Brien said: “I’m very honoured to receive this very prestigious award as it is a competition among the best photographers from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.”

He added: “There was a huge entry and the awards are distinctive as the panel of judges consists of working picture editors from national and regional newspapers and international photoagencies. It makes it special to win an award that has been judged by your peers.”