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Biography

Gerald S. Williams has been a photojournalist for more than 30 years and an adjunct professor at Rowan University since 2009. A photojournalism, film and TV graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA degree (with honors). Gerald also holds a M.A. degree (summa cum laude) in Digital Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. He has worked as an Assistant Director for WTTG-TV News in Washington D.C., as well as a staff photographer at Newsday Newspaper in New York. A former senior staff photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, he is the recipient of over 150 international, national and regional photo awards. He is a seven-time Pulitzer Prize nominee. He has also been nominated for the Overseas Press Award in Photojournalism. He has been elected to and served on the Executive Board of NPPA and its Board of Directors. He has been honored with NPPA’s Sam Mellor Award for Outstanding service to NPPA (The National Press Photographers Association).

Professor Williams teaches Photojournalism and Digital Photography, while continuing his freelance photography. Gerald’s work has been published in numerous books, newspapers, magazines including Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Good Housekeeping, Car and Driver and others. His photos have been distributed worldwide by Associated Press, and other Wire Services, and have been exhibited in museums and permanent collections in several countries. He has photographed numerous celebrities, heads of state, royalty, and several Nobel Peace Prize laureates among notable others. As a compassionate photojournalist he has covered the ravages of war and documented the human condition, with his photos making a positive difference.

Production Skills & Specialities

Aerial, Corporate, Documentary, Fashion, Nature, Sports, Underwater, Weddings, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Conflict Coverage, Video Production, Video Editing, Backpack Journalism, Illustration, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography