From Tokyo's Imperial Palace to the Altiplano in Bolivia and from the oil rigs in the North Sea to the Aboriginal communities
of northern Australia. No other expression better summarises Peter Williams' international career, which until now has
covered assignments in more than 125 countries.
Peter Williams studied commercial photography in his native city, Copenhagen, in the late 1960s, accepting his first major
overseas assignment at the age of 21, when DanChurchAid sent him to Nigeria as a photographer during the Biafran conflict.
He spent the next few years working on assignment as a photographer
in many parts of the world for DanChurchAid,
the UNHCR and the Red Cross.
During the 1970s Peter also began working in film and television production, gaining substantial experience in assignments
ranging from television news and sport to documentaries, children programs and television drama. Major promotional film
for large business cooperatives brought extensive travel around the world.
By the early 1980s, Peter was working for
Swedish Television, providing in-depth coverage of the events in Poland that led to the collapse of communism throughout
In 1983 Peter joined the World Council of Churches. During the next 20 years, he supervised the WCC's audiovisual
communications, overseeing the development and maintenance of the WCC's extensive photo library which is used by
secular and religious news media in many countries. Throughout this period, Peter continued to provide material that is
an invaluable commercial and promotional resource and historical record of life in many countries. Peter also designed
the host broadcaster set-up for the WCC's assemblies, held in Canberra and Harare. He produced numerous videos
about many of the WCC's wide-ranging activities and events. Many of the programmes have been broadcast in Europe
and North America.
Peter Williams has since 2003 worked as an independent photographer and video producer. Several of his video productions
have won awards like: "The Roots of Violence" and "Cultural "Shock".
Since then he has produced and filmed projects in Sierra Leone, Egypt, India, Tuvalu as well as projects
in and around Geneva, Switzerland.