Clarence Williams, a native of Philadelphia, has spent more than two decades pursuing the truth with his camera. Widely known for his unyielding determination and sacrifice to his art, Clarence has been recognized as one to the best in the industry. In 1997 alone, Clarence won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, the Robert F. Kennedy Photojournalism Award, and was recognized by his peers as the National Association of Black Journalists, Journalist of the Year.
In 2003 Clarence resigned from the Los Angeles Times to stay true to his vision and pursue his personal work. He was the Distinguished Visiting Lecturer teaching photojournalism and later became a member the University of Southern Mississippi, and also the 2006 Open Society Institute’s Katrina Fellow.