Ned Mahon, AIPF.


I have always admired the speed and agility of race horses and the tenacity and skill of their jockeys. Substituting my camera for my binoculars, I have combined my passion for photography with my love of horse racing.

There is a tangible sense of excitement as these magnificent animals race at high speed around the course and jump the fences, guided by their brave jockeys. My panel is a selection of images taken at “National Hunt” and “Point to Point” meetings over the last number of years, in various weather conditions, showing the thrills and spills of this entertaining sport.

The Irish Photographic Federation awards distinctions on three levels – Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship, in ascending order.

The Associateship is the second of these levels and requires a panel of fifteen images to be presented for assessment. The panel should sit together as a cohesive body of work and demonstrate the applicant’s individuality and sustained ability in photography. Successful applicants are entitled to use the letters AIPF after their name.