William King
Photography, Brooklyn New York United States
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Brief Summary

King’s documentary photography draws its inspiration from years of production still photography, a passion for story telling, and Red Hook Brooklyn. King has been able to build upon his creative skills as a photographer while earning his 2015 Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography degree from New York’s prestigious School of Visual Arts. King has taught Professional Preparation at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Early on William King’s freelance studio photography earned him numerous creative awards from various publications and design groups. Based in New York City, King had worked on national ad campaigns, and as a still photographer on TV and film production for such clients as Irish Spring Soap, Movado Watch, Coke, Diet Pepsi, American Express, Tide, Hanes Underwear, Noxzema, Gillette and Fruit and Fiber. 
Professional Experience

• Studio Advertising
1990 – present Freelance advertising and studio photographer the advertising industry.
Clients include Med Communications: Tavist D Magazine and trade advertising.Young & Rubicam: Irish Spring, STP, IAMCO.Harry Viola Advertising; Concord Watch, Saratoga, Delirium, Royal Gold,and ESQ. Collections. NAW Technical Bulletin, Miller Advertising; Lefrak Org. Sam Lefrak  Three Portraits

2016  aCuator Magazine: http://acurator.com/blog/2016/02/william-king-a-man-and-his-barge.html
1974 – 1990 Freelance Editorial photography Clients include Women’s Wear Daily, High Times, National Lampoon, Viva Magazine, Penthouse, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Art Direction Magazine, T.V.Guide, and Back Stage.

1983 - 1990     Still Photographer for TV and film production.
Clients and campaigns include Irish Spring Soap Concord Watch, Movado Watch, Tanner 88, Normans Corner, Inside the NFL, Proctor & Gamble-Tide, Prudential Bache, Coke, Diet Pepsi, Hi-V Candy Apple Cooler. Hanes Underwear, Pepsi Cola, Noxzema, Cover Girl, Fruit & Fiber, American Express, Diet Pepsi, Gillette, Cosby Show, Mrs. Fields Cookies, Lily of France.

• Music Industry          
1975 – 1990    Album photographer for the music industry.
Clients include Sony Music, BMG Classics, Gold Mind Records, RCA Records, CBS Records Capital Records; Japan.            

• Book Jackets
1994 – 1980    Book Jacket photographer for publishing industry.
Clients include William Morrow, Knoph Books, Villard Books, Vintage Books,
Penguin / Viking Books, Plume Books, Signet Books, Nal Books, Avon Books

• Book Publications
2015   A Man and His Barge and Brooklyn Trolleys - Photography and text by William King
2015   Fossils of Light + Time - a juried publication, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography

• Exhibitions
2016    L"Oeil de la Photographie Portfolio: A Man and His Barge
2015    InVision College Photography Competition, The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
2015    School of Visual Arts MPSDP, Thesis Exhibit.
2011    Preston Contemporary Art Center Mesilla, NM.
2010    Hewitt Gallery of Art, New York, NY
2007    Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
2005    Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
2003    Waterfront Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2002    Brooklyn Library, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
2000    Brooklyn Library, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
1990    American Irish Historical Society, New York, NY


Awards and Recognition

• Awards
2015    School of Visual Arts MPSDP, Thesis Scholarship.
2009    Smart Exemplary Educator
2007    Brooklyn Academy of Music, Picture the Dream Exhibit, 1st place award.
2002    DCA / BAC Community Arts Re-Grant for Circus Sundays
2001    Creativity 31 Award, Award of Distinction for Direct Mail Piece, Trolley Exhibit
2001    Creativity 31 Award, Award of distinction for CD-Rom, BHRA
1999    DCA Community Arts Re-Grant for Trolley Restoration
1994    Art Direction Magazine Creativity Certificate of Distinction; Book jacket design.
1991    CEBA Award, Award of merit, Advertising and Communications, Sony Music
1990    Art Direction Club NJ, Certificate of excellence, Business, Magazine and trade.
1990    Art Direction Magazine, Creativity Certificate of Distinction, Album Cover design.
1986    The American Institute of Graphic Arts, certificate of Excellence, Album Cover.

• Teaching
2007 - 2012   Special Education Technology Teacher, IS 240 Andries Hudde Jr. High School
2006 - 2007   Fourth Grade CTT Special Education Teacher, at P.S. 329
2002 - 2004   Residency Teaching Workshops, Brooklyn Arts Council’s Art in Education
1979             Professional Preparation, Senior Division, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.

• Education
2015    School of Visual Arts Masters in Professional Studies in Digital Photography
2008    Masters Degree in Education; “Special Education, Common Branch” Brooklyn College.
2006    Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Communication, Magna Cum Laude, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY.
1972    Art Center College of Design BFA level course work in Commercial Photography.


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