Elias Williams is a portrait and documentary photographer based in New York. His work focuses on long-term projects that highlight self-care and the nuances of class, culture, and race within underrepresented communities. Through portraiture, often prominent in his projects, Williams presents everyday people with the same dignity shown towards notable figures. Williams' photographs have been showcased at the LaGuardia Gallery of Photographic Arts, ArtViews Gallery, Morris Museum and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. His clients include AARP, Buzzfeed News, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Obama Foundation, ESPN's The Undefeated, Mic.com, NPR, Village Voice, The New York Times and National Geographic. Williams is also a 2017 Magnum Foundation Photography & Social Justice Fellow and recipient of the Bronx Council on the Arts' "Bronx Recognizes it's Own" award.

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