PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
FIPF ARPS EFIAP/b EPSA
Bill is passionate about photography and creativity. He is a fine art photographer, international judge and a distinctions adjudicator for the Irish Photographic Federation.
He has been awarded Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique's Blue Pins for best photographer in international salons in France, Scotland, Bulgaria, Belgium and Australia.
Bill entered his first international competition in 2014. Since then, his photographs have won hundreds of international awards in over thirty countries including Ireland, France, Luxembourg, Greece, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, India, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Bulgaria, Spain, Argentina, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Russia, USA, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Moldova and Germany.
In 2016, Bill won the title of Photographer of the Year from the Irish Photographic Federation and was awarded second in the world in monochrome large prints by the Photographic Federation of America, also in 2016. He also won best author in monochrome projected images in the French Photographic Federation's national championships 2018.
My interests are eclectic. My passions are photography and history. This website is primarily for my photography, with an occasional nod towards my writing and history interests.
2014 - Awarded the distinction of Fellowship by the Irish Photographic Federation (FIPF).
2016 - Awarded the distinction of Excellence (EFIAP) by the International Federation of Art Photography (Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique).
2017 - Made an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS).
2017 - Awarded the distinction of EFIAP Bronze (EFIAP/b).
2017 - Distinction of Proficiency from the Photographic Society of America (PPSA).
2018 - Distinction of Excellence from the Photographic Society of America (EPSA).
1999 - Conferred with a Master of Arts (Hons) Degree in History by the National University of Ireland, Cork. I'm the author of a dozen books (mostly on historical topics) and have edited several others. My research interests include 19th and early 20th century Ireland, especially the Landed Ascendancy and politics; the Napoleonic Wars; the two World Wars, particularly as they relate to Irish involvements.
I have a university certificate in Irish archaeology and am a qualified tour guide. I give talks on a wide variety of history and photography topics. One of my minor claims to fame is that I was interviewed for the Russian newspaper 'Pravda' in 1990 (it was at that time the biggest newspaper in the world).
A few short pieces of my writing and lectures can be read under 'Bill's Blog'.