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

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

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