Bruce Williams

Artist + Bruce Williams

My goal is to create 35mm and 120mm film street photographs in a painterly style that focuses on documenting architecture, conservation, history, contemporary social problems, as well as striving for social justice. Community and humanity inspire me, capturing the essence displayed in various environments across cities in Louisiana feels spiritual to me. My hometown is Baton Rouge, that's where my artistic journey began and the city continues to inspire me. New Orleans has been my home since Spring 2021, I love the people who make up the community and subcultures here in the city. Film is my main medium, all of my B&W and color film photos are developed by myself at home. My types or styles of photography are architecture, cityscapes, dreamscapes, landscapes, portraits, street photography, and surreal scenes.

My archival film photo giclée  prints have been in art markets, exhibited, as well as collected by people and entities in various cities across the US.


Here are some of my past accolades that have connected me with the community in Baton Rouge and New Orleans:

Aug 31, 2020 -  225 Baton Rouge magazine article, “A photographer’s images examine capital region food deserts and rural farming.” www.225batonrouge.com/our-city/photographers-images-examine-capital-region-food-deserts-rural-farming

July 2020 - solo exhibition, Debut, about local farming and food apartheid presented by the Special Collections department at Main Library, in Baton Rouge, LA.

October 2020 - solo exhibition, Debut, about local farming and food apartheid, that was reinstalled at Bluebonnet Library in Baton Rouge, LA.

April 2021 - WAFB's Liz Koh had a Q&A about me and my photography. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mkkSvvn9Tg

May 8th  through June 6, 2021 - group exhibit, Watching Palm Trees Swirl a Sickening Pattern Past the Glass, at The Front in New Orleans, LA.

June 16th through June 30th - solo exhibition, "Hi Hemp", including hosting a public talk about hemp grown locally with a LSU AgCenter Professor and a grad student. Presented by the Special Collection at the Main Library in Baton Rouge.

Dec 5th through Dec 31, 2021 - The Creole Connection's group exhibit, Much Obliged, at Global Green Community Center in New Orleans during PhotoNOLA Festival.

December 2021 - exhibition, “Southern Dreamscape, Sunrise vs. Sunset”, at Scale Workspace in New Orleans, LA during PhotoNOLA Festival.

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