ABOUT

Elias Williams is a New York based photographer whose work honors underrepresented people in the United States. Through portraiture and long-form essays he studies the cultural and historical significance of everyday people within these communities.


CONTACT

info@eliaswilliams.com


CLIENTS

AARP

Buzzfeed News

Booking.com

Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Markets

ESPN's The Undefeated

HuffPost

The New York Times

National Geographic 

NBC

NPR

Obama Foundation

Wall Street Journal

The Washington Post



EDUCATION

2012 | A.A.S in Photography, CUNY LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY


SELECTED SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 | OPEN DOORS, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY

2018 | A New Gaze, PDN Photoplus Expo at Javits Center, New York, NY

2017 | Underground Never Dies: BMX in the BX, ArtViews Gallery, Bronx, NY

2016 | Creatively Exploring Place, Self & Collective Identity, Tyler Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY

2015 | Photoville: 20 Emerging American Photographers, International Photo Festival Leiden, Leiden, NL

2015 | Through the Lens: Visions of African American Experience 1950-1970, Digital Interactive, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

2014 | Transitions, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

2011 | L.I.C Works, LaGuardia Gallery of Photographic Arts, Long Island City, NY

2010 | Faces of LaGuardia , LaGuardia Gallery of Photographic Arts, Long Island City, NY


RECOGNITION

2017 | Bronx Council on the Arts’ Bronx Recognizes its Own Award

2017 | Magnum Foundation Photography & Social Justice Fellowship

2015 | New York Times Portfolio Review

2013 | New York Times Portfolio Review


ARTIST TALKS

2020 | Finding the Clotilda, National Geographic Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

2016 | Lanigan Hall, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY


SELECTED PRESS & MEDIA COVERAGE

2016 | Freedom to Ride, New York Times Metropolitan Album

2016 | The Brotherhood of Big City BMX, New York Times Lens Blog

2016 | A Portrait of St. Albans, Photo District News’ Photo of the Day

2015 | The Pride of St. Albans, New York Times Metropolitan Album

2015 | Photographs of Everyday African-American Pride in Queens

Using Format