William Widmer is a narrative photographer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Land of muffalettas, oil spills, and broken levees. Jazz funerals, crawfish boils, drive-thru daiquiris, storm surge, and a fragile coastal ecosystem that is vanishing at the rate of nearly a football field per hour. He also works frequently out of Chicago, land of deep dish pizza and cold winters.
He's a regular contributor to The New York Times and covers news and feature stories throughout the South. Much of his work investigates the human ecology of the Gulf Coast region and the effects that environmental change holds for its inhabitants.
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.
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