Bill Davis

Bill Davis portrait

Bill Davis

Bill Davis (MFA 2004) is a photographer and professor at Western Michigan University. Known for staged narrative studio imagery, he has evolved to produce art projects related to sustainability and The Humanities. He was awarded fellowships from Centro Selva, Cone Editions, Torre Pujales, and Ragdale. He is the recipient of a Kalamazoo Arts Council Individual Artist Grant and WMU grant to direct the Autism and Visual Art Project. Davis is currently funded from a WMU grant through the Milton Ratner Foundation for “No Dark in Sight”, an initiative to exhibit the adverse effects of light pollution in U.S. and Peruvian communities. Collections include the Museum of Contemporary Art (Costa de Morte), Cincinnati Art Museum, Czech Guild of Art and Ceramic Design, Univ. of Louisville Photo Archives, Ukrainian Fine Art Photographers Union, Centro Selva Library, and Cone Editions. Funding from the Institut d’Etudes Superieures des Arts, Australia Federal Arts Body, Ohio Arts Council, and Cincinnati/Kharkiv Sister City Project have supported his work. Publications include Exploring Color Photography, Light and Lens, Art Guide Australia, B&W, Aeqai, Teaching Photography: Tools for the Imaging Educator, Art Against Terror, What!, XConnect, MAHB, and Atelier. Davis has lectured on his work and photography’s transformative capacities to societies, schools, and conferences- from Harvard to Karlovo University. With an emphasis on empathy, free will, and community wellbeing, he embraces the spectrum of image making— as analogue nostalgia and digital venture. 

Bill Davis artwork

Bill Davis artwork