Artists V-Z

Participating Artists V-Z

Elias Williams

A man in a wool hat looks into the camera lens.

Elias Williams is a photographer born, raised and working in New York City. Through long-term portrait-based projects he celebrates historically underrepresented communities referencing lived experiences through the nuances of music, pride, race and resilience. His photographs have been showcased at the Photoville Festival, International Photo Festival Leiden, the Morris Museum, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Museum of the City of New York. His clients include Apple, Bloomberg Markets, Essence, HuffPost, Instagram, National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, TIME and The Wall Street Journal among others. Williams is also a recipient of the Bronx Council on the Arts’s Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) award (2017), Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellowship (2017), World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass participant (2020) and Center of Photography at Woodstock Artist-in-Residence (2022).

Ramona Jingru Wang

A woman poses behind two cherry blossom branches.

Ramona Jingru Wang (b. 1995, China) is a lens-based artist based on the internet and New York. Her work explores how images intervene with our reality and create connections among people and space, investigating how we care for each other through photographs. She studied in the International Center of Photography-Bard College, and graduated with an MFA in photography from the Pratt Institute, New York. She has been the recipient of the BARON Prize 2020 with her video work “wish you were not here”, short-listed for Palm* Photo Prize and the winner of the Capture Writing Prize 2021. When she’s not taking photos, she is a designer and has made a photo book called “7-11'', and self-published a newspaper “Family Album , which is exhibited in the Inaugural Photography Triennial at Museum of City of New York in March, 2023. 

Photo Credit: Meghan Marin.


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