William Widmer is a narrative photographer based in New Orleans, Louisiana - land of muffalettas, oil spills, jazz funerals, hurricanes, drive-thru daiquiris, and eroding coastal wetlands. He also works frequently out of Chicago, Illinois - land of deep dish pizzas, neighborhood redlining, and cold winters. 

He's a regular contributor to The New York Times and covers news and feature stories throughout the Southern U.S. Much of his work explores themes of human ecology, environmental justice, and the changing landscape of the Gulf Coast region.

Mr. Widmer is represented by Redux Pictures and available for commercial and editorial commissions. He enjoys long drives, holds two degrees of higher learning, and is also a lovely singer.


AARP, ABC, ACLU, Adidas, The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Chevrolet, CNN, Das Magazin, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, ESPN The Magazine, Fast Company, Esquire, Fortune, GQ, Huck, Le Monde, Maclean's, The Marshall Project, Men's Health, Monocle, Mother Jones, National Geographic, NBC, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, NPR, NZZ Folio, Outside, Oxford American, Pacific Standard, Politico, ProPublica, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Stern, Suddeutsche Zeitung, The Sunday Times Magazine, TIME, VICE, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WIRED