Bill scoops top photography award

Bill Abernethy, The Societies Architectural Photographer of the Year 2014, with his wife, Alison. INNT 05-501CON
Bill Abernethy, The Societies Architectural Photographer of the Year 2014, with his wife, Alison. INNT 05-501CON
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Straid snapper Bill Abernethy has been crowned The Societies Architectural Photographer of the Year 2014 - the second time he has won the prestigious award in three years.

Thousands of images were entered into this year’s competition by professional, semi-professional and serious amateur photographers from across the globe. But the judges were won over by Bill’s striking, space-inspired black and white shot of the interior of the Victoria Square shopping complex in Belfast.

The 60-year-old retired civil servant’s prize-winning picture earned him a trophy and an Epson Pro printer worth £1,400.

Bill, who was accompanied at The Societies’ glitzy awards dinner in London by his wife Alison, said he was “proud and honoured” to win the award for the second time.