My father handed me one of his spare Nikons, an FM2, when I was 10 years old, growing up in a small mill town in northeastern North Carolina. Back then summers were spent exploring the wilderness along the Roanoke River and the countryside of the rural south. About a year after I was handed my first camera I was processing my own film and making prints before earning my first byline for a story/picture package of a middle school basketball game on January 9th, 1992. 


Over the ensuing decades, I’ve worked in newspapers across the country amassing over 100 awards from collegiate, state, and national journalism/photojournalism institutions.

I am an alumnus of the Eddie Adams Workshop 2001.


My father and grandfather before me were newspapermen. Collectively my family has over a century of experience in the newspaper profession. 


Today, I work as a freelance photojournalist and writer with a wide variety of knowledge and skill. My degree is in commercial photography with an emphasis on essay and portraiture. I work in a variety of digital and film formats, infrared, and in-camera multiple exposures.


This archive is for my family, Jeana, Wilson, Stella, and our new boy Milo, so they may be proud.


All are welcome here. Thanks for noticing.


Currently thriving on Colorado's Western Slope where I am also the curator of the

Picturing Western Slope exhibit.


Resumé is available upon request. 


Featured in the following news organizations & publications

The New York Times

The Colorado Sun 

Colorado Public Radio

The Denver Post

The Denver Gazette 

The Los Angeles Times 

The Associated Press 

Sports Illustrated 

USA Today

The Guardian 

The BBC 

Le Point

Newsweek

ZUMA Press

Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times 

Looking At Appalachia 

Picturing Western Slope

Colorado Newline

5280 Magazine 

The Christian Science Monitor 

Montrose (CO) Daily Press 

Ouray County Plaindealer 

Rio Blanco (CO) Herald Times 

The Frontiersman (A.K.) 

Grand Junction (CO) Daily Sentinel 

Water Education Colorado

Downbeat Magazine 

Jazz Times Magazine 

The Durango (CO) Herald 

Roanoke Rapids (NC) Daily Herald

Smoky Mountain News 

Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald 

Half Moon Bay (CA) Review 

Telluride (CO) Times-Journal 

Telluride (CO) Daily Planet 

Powell (WY) Tribune 

The Cody (WY) Enterprise 

Alamosa (CO) Valley Journal 

Northwest (WY) Trail 

Visualize This Magazine 

Colorado Biz Magazine 

Watch Newspapers.com 

CBS News

NBC News 

ABC News 

The Denver Rocky Mountain News


Commercial Clients


Colorado Outdoors

Mayfly Outdoors

Wayfinder Magazines

The Storm Cellar

Eatery 66

Storm King Distillery

Montrose County (Government)

Secret Creek

MegaPixel Digital Imaging

The Coffee Trader

Canyon Creek


PHONE

+1.970.209.8495

emails

woody@williamwoody.us • woody.freelance@gmail.com



“Will's shots are straight up dope. Hire him now before you can't afford him”


“William is one of the most skilled photojournalists I have ever worked with. His ability to capture powerful, telling moments are legendary. Will is compassionate yet dogged. He knows how to tell a story with his lens. A picture is worth a thousand words. But only one word is needed to describe Will's ability and dedication to his craft, and that word is "amazing."”

“Will doesn’t just take a picture, he captures the joy and the sorrow of the moment. His photo of a family’s belongings on the curb after being evicted touched me in a deep place. The agony of the family but also our nation at this dark time was captured in a photo of garbage bags, a couch and toys. That image will be with me for years to come. Will you are a gifted man!”


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