PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
In 2016, Bill won the title of Photographer of the Year from the Irish Photographic Federation.
Bill's photographs have won hundreds of awards in international competitions in 26 countries including Ireland, France, Luxembourg, Greece, the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Wales), Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, India, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Bulgaria, Spain, Argentina, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Russia and the USA.
He has been awarded the Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique's Blue Badges for best photographer in international salons (competitions) in France, Scotland, Bulgaria and Belgium. He also has numerous awards from several Irish events, including the Seamus Scullane Memorial Trophy as the SACC Photographer of the Year 2015-2016.
My interests in life have always been eclectic. This is very much reflected in my two passions - photography and history. This website is primarily for my photography, with a nod towards my background as an author and historian.
2014 - awarded the distinction of Fellowship by the Irish Photographic Federation.
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.
1999 - Conferred with a Master of Arts (Hons) Degree in History by the National University of Ireland, Cork. I am the author of a dozen books (mostly on historical topics) and I've edited several others. My specialist subjects include 19th and early 20th century Ireland, especially the Landed Ascendancy and politics; Napoleon, the Napoleonic Wars, French history and politics; 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 in the history blog.
This website is primarily for my photography, so go on, feast your eyes.