William Camargo (b.1989 Anaheim, CA)

Chicago, IL


California State University, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Creative Photography, 2014

Fullerton College, Associates in Photography, 2010

Solo Exhibitions

2017                  We Fed Them Cactus, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Gallery, Kenosha, WI

                          Hispanic Heritage Month, Toman Public Library, Chicago 

2015                  Urban Education , USC’s Department of Education, Los Angeles.

2014                  Photographs from the Happiest City on Earth, EXIT Gallery, Fullerton

2012                  Monte Negro a Photographic Muse, South End Gallery, Fullerton.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018                  The Strange Fields of This City, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago

                          Kinetic Energy, Zhou B Arts Center, Chicago

                          Intimate Encounters, Blanc Gallery, Chicago 

2017                  Standards Variance, Public Access(as La Mascara Collective), Chicago

                          Warm Gestures, Olin Studios, Chicago

                           Chicago Home Theater Festival, Albany Park, Chicago(Co-Produced with Yvette Mayorga aka La Mascara Collective)

                           The Subject Is Chicago: People, Places & Possibilities, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

                           Good Bokeh, H Gallery+Studios, Ventura

                           Invisble: Contemporary Minds of the Progressive, SAC Arts, Santa Ana

                           Herencia,Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery, Indianapolis

                           Future Now/Futuro Ahora, Loisaida Center, New York

2016                   Dia De Los Muertos,” Villarte, Chicago

                           Alternative Education, Artelitas, Chicago

                           Latinx World 2, The Dojo, Chicago

                           Chicago Home Theater Festival, Chicago(as La MASCARA Collective)

2015                   Explorations, DNJ Gallery, Santa Monica.

                           Active Ingredients, Artelitas, Chicago

2014                   Untitled, East Gallery, Fullerton

                           I Hide My Bruises, East Gallery, Fullerton

                           Untitled, Cure@Proof Bar, Santa Ana

2013                   Untitled,WOCA Gallery, Anaheim

                           Student Group Show, TSU Gallery, Fullerton

                           Fullerton Centennial Photo Exhibit, LH Art Gallery, La Habra


2018                  Teaching Artist Summit, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

                          National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Leadership Institute, San Antonio

                          HATCH Projects Residency, Chicago Artist Coalition

                          Young Cultural Steward Fellowship, Lead Teaching Artist, Little Village

                          Project Art's Teaching Artist Residency, Chicago, IL

2017                  ACRE Residency(Virginia Aberle Memorial Scholarship), Resident, Steuben, WI 

2016                   I.P.A, Best Portrait Photo

2015                    I.P.A, Finalist, Best Documentary Photography

                            New York Times Portfolio Review, Participant, New York

2014                   Documentary Photography Fellow, The Chicago Reporter, Chicago

                            M.P.A, Finalist, Best Overall Portfolio

                            California Media Association, 3rd Best Photograph

2013                    Finalist, Best of 2013 Photography, Photographer’s Forum Magazine

                            Finalist, Best of College Photography, PF Magazine

2012                    Art Alliance Transfer Scholarship, Cal State Fullerton


2018                   National Museum of Mexican Art, Lead Teaching Artist( Solorio High School Academy), Chicago

                           National Museum of Mexican Art, Arts Integration Resident, Summit, IL

2017                   Mexican/American Narratives, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Wisconsin

                           The Road to Identity, Cal State Long Beach Chicana/o Department, Long Beach

                            Intersectionality Critique Exchange: Voices From Standing Rock, Gallery 400, Chicago

                            A.C.R.E, The Haunting of the In Between Space: Tracing Future Memories, alongside Ximena Ayon, Silvia Gonzalez, Amanda Cortez and Michael De                                      Anda Muñiz, Chicago

 2016                    P.O.C Artist Space, The Evolution of Chicanx Art in Social/Political Times, In collaboration with Yvette Mayorga aka MASCARA Collective, Gallery 400

 2015                    Elevarte Community Studio, Teaching Artist, Chicago

                             Guest Speaker, Boys and Girls Club, Chicago

2014                     Photography Workshop, Gear UP, Fullerton, Anaheim



2018      Chris Reeves, "There Goes the Neighborhood: A Review of “The Strange Fields of This City” at the Chicago Artists Coalition, New City, 30 May 2018, web https://art.newcity.com/2018/05/30/there-goes-the-neighborhood-a-review-of-the-strange-fields-of-this-city-at-the-chicago-artists-coalition/

2017      Gonzalez, James Estrin and David. “Diversity in Photojournalism: 'Talk Is Cheap'.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 13 Sept. 2017,                                    https://nyti.ms/2xZozlY

              "Small." Museums Journal 2 (2017): n. pag. Print.

2016      "What Is Art?" Average Art Magazine . Print, UK

               Martin, Brian. "La Lucha Por El Barrio: A Conversation with Latin@ Artists On gentrification." Gozamos. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2016.

               Zavala, Antonio. "Mexican Photographer Works on Book about Immigrants' Contributions to U.S." El Universal. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2016.

              "William Camargo, Fotógrafo Y Orgullo Mexicano." Telemundo Chicago. Telemundo, n.d. Web.


2015     Alfaro, Lyanne. "Here's Why the City That Houses Disneyland Is Not 'The Happiest Place on Earth'" Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 08 Sept. 2015.

            "William Camargo." Despite The Illusion. Despite The Illusion, n.d. Web.