As a journalist William is guided by the belief that journalism’s role is to “hold truth(s) to power”. As a photographer William searches for stories that add nuance and complexity to public discourse. His work seeks to challenge reductionist narratives that maintain the status quo.
2011- Co-Founded Fractures Photo Collective as a platform to promote documentary photography and as an alternative business model to traditional agencies.
2014- Co-Created the Voizes Archive, an online census of the international incarceration experience.
Exhibits, Awards, and Grants
2017 Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community, Washington, VA. Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund Grant Recipient. “Dissonant Identities”
2017-2019 Hangar, Barcelona. VOIZES- Collective in Residency.
2017 CFD, Barcelona. Solo exhibit, “UnResolved”
2017 IdeaMaker at European Cultural Foundation’s annual Idea Camp. Madrid.
2016 Photoville, Fovea Exhibitions, Brooklyn. Group exhibit, “America, Point Blank”
2016 Cortona On The Move, Cortona. OFF Circuit Projections.
2016 MIFA 2016 Awards, Moscow. Two Honorable Mentions.
2016 Art Works Projects, Chicago. Solo exhibit, “Waiting For Mother Russia”
2013 CFD, Barcelona. Group exhibit, “Fractures”
2013 CSOA Rimaia, Barcelona. Group exhibit, “Voces Desde Dentro (Voices from Inside)”
2012 Nominee for Prix Pictet Award.
2012 Silver in Paris Prix Award.
2012 Recipient of Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Grant.