About the Project

I Am Williams is all about giving voice to individual identities and affirming that the college exists for all of us—that we can, every one of us, “claim Williams.”

behind the scenes

Behind the scenes at the I Am Williams photo shoot.

I Am Williams is a photographic exhibition of the faces of Williams as well as a historical record of the college. The project grew out of the Diversity Initiatives of 2004. To date, more than 350 students, faculty, staff, and alumni have participated in I Am Williams, lending their voices to the project by writing short statements of identity to accompany their photos.

With posters hanging in physical spaces across campus—and with this website, which is a work in progress—we now have the beginnings of a living, evolving collection of the individuals who, together, form the Williams community.

We urge you to take the time to wander through the entire I Am Williams collection. (We’re a fascinating group!) But you can also search here if you need to find someone specific. We’re working on importing people from earlier photo shoots, so stay tuned!