The Transatlantic Slave Trade

New York (1967 – 2001)
As a photographer, Bill felt New York was a story you could spend a lifetime covering. He started his photo career here and ended it here also. The streets of New York were his home turf.

New York

Middle East (1988 1994)
The Palestinian Intafadah uprising in early 1988 consumed Bill. He would return regularly to Israel and Palestine for nearly ten years, sensing it was an immense and important story. While covering the plight of the Palestinian people, he was arrested by Israeli police and beaten for “being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”


Ireland (1986 1999)

Bill was the second oldest of 12 children from an Irish Catholic family. His grandmother immigrated from County Leitrim, Ireland. He became an Irish citizen and made many trips there to cover the troubles in the North, portraying the people, their lives and their struggle for independence.

Racism   Racism (1977 2000)
Bill felt compelled to expose the injustices of racism in America. He had plenty of opportunity in New York, with Howard Beach, Bernard Goetz, Eleanor Bumpurs, Abner Louima, Amadou Diallo, Tawana Brawley and scores of protests and demonstrations.

Berlin Wall (1989)

Born in Berlin, the son of an Army officer, Bill and his family caught one of the last trains out of the city before the Russians built the Berlin Wall. Over the years, he saw the cracks forming in Communism. When the Wall finally fell on November 10th 1989, he was there to document it.

Berlin wall  

Brazil (1978 1980)

The soulful spirit of the Brazilian people, particularly the children, inspired Bill. As in New York, he found his favorite subjects in the streets.