About the Photographer
American, b. 1934
For the past five decades, William Carter has photographed the human condition worldwide, from the deserted towns of the American West and the prairie heartland to the streets of Beirut and the jazz clubs of New Orleans. A prolific photojournalist and fine art photographer, he has published five books, with subject matter as broad as his interests: the plight of the Kurds in Iraq, London fashion, landscapes, classical nudes, premature infants, and daily life in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Carter has been a freelance photographer for LIFE, the London Sunday Times, and the New York Times. The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has acquired 150 of his black and white prints. His work is included in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany; the Fogg Museum, Harvard University; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, among others.