William Vázquez’s professional and artistic career spans over 30 years. He has traveled the world creating advertising campaigns for Fortune 100 companies, magazine features, and photojournalistic documented stories on women’s maternal health issues in the developing world, River Blindness in Africa, Hunger in Africa, and natural disasters for global and local NGOs among others.
Inspired by the world around him in travels to remote areas in Africa, Asia, and the Americas—often on assignment for Fortune 100 companies and NGOs, Vásquez has developed a personal artistic body of work with a distinct and powerful visual style. Capturing the intangible beauty of culture, people and the human spirit to reveal what is best about us, the artist’s striking color photography is a veritable record of the commonalities that bind humanity together. From the miracle of childbirth in a tent in a remote location, the warm smiles of school children in Mumbai, a family of goat herders at work in Ethiopia, orphan adolescents in Kathmandu, passionate street dancers in Cuba, to the impossible domestic spaces of young women in a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, and the labor of countryside African girls and women, the artist draws the viewer’s attention to a developing world’s narrative of resilience in adversity while underscoring people’s aspirations, bravery and determination, and the ubiquitous permanence of hope and happiness in universal existence.