Graeme Williams was born in Cape Town in 1961. He studied geology and statistics but chose to work as a freelance photographer. Williams settled in Johannesburg in 1988 where he worked for Reuters covering the resistance to apartheid and the movement toward African National Congress rule. Since South Africa’s transition to democracy, he has increasingly concentrated on documentary projects and magazine work.
Williams’ photography has been exhibited in South Africa, Europe, Australia, and the United States, and is held in a number of permanent collections.
His latest color work focuses on the details of people’s lives as a means of exploring change and the lack of change in contemporary South African society.