‘Speaking Of The Arts’: Alex Christopher Williams

Alex Christopher Williams is a photographer and photo documentarian whose work captures expressions of masculinity, race, and history. He draws inspiration from jazz, comedy, and poetry in his style of visual storytelling.

From his early beginnings documenting his life, friends, and live music, using photography as a kind of diary, he started exploring ways of using photo subjects to create stories and suggest broader dramas.

Williams finds that “just leaving the house to make work is inspiring in itself,” after so many long months of social distancing due to the pandemic.

He also uses historical research to guide his lens and claims Atlanta as a prime influence and subject of fascination – both in its history and its contemporary DIY arts scene.

His new book “Black, Like Paul,” a monograph published by Monolith Editions, is out now and shows archetypes of masculinity played out along old migration routes used by Williams’ ancestors. Williams also runs Minor League gallery in Atlanta.

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