About Me

NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Hello, and welcome to my blog. This is a bi-weekly update of my photography. Just to give you a bit of background about me: I grew up in a house where having your photo taken was a regular occurrence.  And despite the annoyance of having to stop and say ‘cheese’ at every family outing, I became an early fan of using a camera to freeze a moment in time.  It was not until a trip to Japan in 2004, however, that I found my own voice as an artist.  Ever since this trip I have been creating high-contrast images with a minimalist, hyper-realistic style.  The focus of my work is two-fold: a) characters undergoing personal and physical transformation, and b) characters pushed to the sidelines, kept there either voluntarily or forced there by society.  I am endlessly fascinated by what makes people tick and what scares me.

While I am largely self–taught, I have studied at the International Center of Photography in New York and I have a degree in art history and medieval and renaissance studies (yes, you read that right) from Emory University.  I have only used my degree once while selling wares at a local medieval fair.  I am an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop and my work has been exhibited across the U.S. and Iceland.

I am a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

Please visit my website at www.Kelly-Williams.com to see a full portfolio of my work.

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