Artist Bio

William Earle WilliamsWilliam Earle Williams is the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts, and Curator of Photography at Haverford College, Pennsylvania where he began in 1978. He received his MFA in photography from Yale University School of Art, and holds a BA in history from Hamilton College. His photographs have been widely exhibited at venues including the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, Cleveland Art Museum, and the African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA. Williams’ photographs are in many public collections including the National Gallery of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has curated over eighty exhibitions at various locations which have included work by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, Paul Strand, and Harold Edgerton among others.  A 1997 Pew Fellow in the Arts, Williams has also received numerous artist fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2003-2004.