New York, NY, United States
Elias Williams is a Bronx, NY based documentary and portrait photographer. His work focuses on everyday life in New York City and adding value to depreciated stories of the black identity. Williams first became interested in photography through sports, specifically basketball. As a result, he spent the last couple of years in high school photographing boys and girls basketball games. He went on to study photography at LaGuardia Community College, which changed his perspective and field of interest in photography. Elias moved on from sports photography to still life, portraiture, documentary and street photography. Williams later graduated with honors from LAGCC; earning his AAS degree in photography. At that time, he learned he was more skilled in environmental portraiture and documentary photography; focusing on long term projects in these fields. Elias is also a summer photography instructor for A Better Jamaica (ABJ), a Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) Volunteer and a two-time New York Times Portfolio Reviewee. His work has been shown at the LaGuardia Gallery of Photographic Arts , Morris Museum, CUNY First, International Photo Festival Leiden and The New York Times Lens Blog.
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