William Camargo is a photo-based artist and educator born and raised in Anaheim, California. He is a lecturer in photography at the University of California San Diego and Cal State Fullerton. He attained his M.F.A from Claremont Graduate University, a BFA from Cal State Fullerton, and an AA at Fullerton Community College.
William is the founder and curator of Latinx Diaspora Archives, an archive Instagram page that elevates communities of color through family photos. He uses photography, installation, public interventions, and archives to address issues of gentrification, police violence, and Chicanx/Latinx histories.
William has held residencies at the Latinx Project at NYU, Light Work in Syracuse, NY, TILT Institute for Contemporary Image in Philadelphia, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY. He was a runner-up for the Aperture Portfolio Prize 2021 and was included in the Latinx edition of Aperture Magazine in the Winter of 2022. In addition, he has given lectures at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, Gallery 400(Chicago), Brown University, Stanford University, Syracuse University, USC Roski School of Art, and upcoming at the University of Houston.