I am a landscape photographer concerned with conveying the deep, spiritual beauty I see and feel in Nature. I have been a resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977. My photography has been widely published in books, magazines and posters, and my limited-edition prints have been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries nationally, including the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Vernon Collection, and The Polaroid Collection. In 1976, I received a BA degree in Environmental Conservation at the University of Colorado and in 1995, I received the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography.
My work was chosen to illustrate two special edition books published by The Nature Company, Rachel Carson’s The Sense of Wonder and John Fowles’s The Tree. My photographs were also published in a three-book series on the art and science of natural processes in collaboration with the Exploratorium Museum of San Francisco: By Nature’s Design (Exploratorium / Chronicle Books, 1993), The Color of Nature (Exploratorium / Chronicle Books, 1996) and Traces of Time (Chronicle Books / Exploratorium, Fall 2000).
A portfolio of my Yosemite photographs was published entitled Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness (Yosemite Association, 1994) for which I received The Director’s Award from the National Park Service. A monograph of my landscape photography entitled Landscapes Of The Spirit (Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown, 1997) relates my beliefs in the healing power of nature. My most recent book, William Neill–Photographer, A Retrospective (Triplekite Publishing, 2017) is a collection of my photographs taken over the past forty years.
Assignment and published credits include National Geographic, Smithsonian, Natural History, National Wildlife, Conde Nast Traveler, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Travel and Leisure, Wilderness, Sunset, Sierra and Outside magazines. Also, I have written a regular column for Outdoor Photographer magazine since 1997. Feature articles about my work have appeared in Life, Camera and Darkroom, Outdoor Photographer and Communication Arts, from whom I have also received five Awards of Excellence. Corporate clients have included Sony Japan, Bayer Corporation, Canon USA, Nike, Nikon, The Nature Company, Hewlett Packard, 3M, Freidrick Grohe, Neutrogena, Nikon, Sony Music/Classical, University of Cincinnati, and UBS Global Asset Management.
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