Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 27 November 2014

Cherry on top: William’s hat-trick at photo awards

Greg Dyke, former Director-General of the BBC presents William Cherry from Press Eye Photography .with his award at The Grange City Hotel, London
Greg Dyke, former Director-General of the BBC presents William Cherry from Press Eye Photography .with his award at The Grange City Hotel, London
A snowboarder jumps through the Olympic Rings at the opening ceremony
Injured Policewoman - Woman police officer is injured after concrete was dropped from a roof on her head as Nationalist youths riot after a Loyalist parade passed a Nationalist Estate during the Twelfth of July Celebrations..
The Skeleton - Irish athlete Pat Shannon pictured in the Mens Skeleton at the Sliding Centre at Whistler during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Petrol bomber - Nationalist youths throw petrol bombs at riot police before a Loyalist band parade passes the front of a Nationalist housing Estate in North Belfast during the Twelfth of July Celebrations.
A ski jumper competes on the large hill at the the Whistler Olympic Park during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.Pictured used Ulster Star, Olympic Council of Ireland Website

Press Eye agency photographer William Cherry, whose work regularly appears in the Belfast Telegraph, won three prizes at the Sixth Annual National Association of Press Agencies Awards for 2011.

William’s images from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver won the Picture of the Year (Rest of the World) category, awarded for the best news or feature picture taken anywhere in the world.

In the Picture of the Year (UK) category, William took second place with his collection of images taken in Belfast over the Twelfth of July 2010.

He was also awarded a special prize sponsored by Sigma Imaging (UK) for the photographer having won the most prizes over the six years that the awards have been held.

William Cherry has been a full time Press and PR photographer for more than 20 years.

He began his career as a trainee photographer with the Ulster Star newspaper and then spent 11 years as a staff photographer with a local picture agency.

He joined the Press Eye team in 2004 and in 2006 was named Northern Ireland Press Photographer of the Year.

The NAPA awards, which celebrate excellence in journalism among members of the National Association of Press Agencies, were held at the Grange City Hotel in London on Friday night, with the prizes presented by former Director General of the BBC, Greg Dyke.

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