Shortly after finishing his BFA at the School of Visual Arts, Will Warasila worked in the commercial and editorial photography industry in New York City. He worked for an array of inspiring photographers and clients in a variety of technical positions. He also gathered photo credits for his work in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and elsewhere.Since he has returned to his state of origin, North Carolina, and completed the MFA|EDA program, he has worked on an in-depth project in Walnut Cove, NC called Quicker than Coal Ash, the first in a series of a larger group of projects addressing toxicity and the Anthropocene.
An installment in our weekly photography series, Eyes on the South
In a series of photographs documenting George Floyd’s memorial service in Raeford, North Carolina, Will Warasila interrogates the relationship between photographer and subject and the privilege inherent in the act of creating photographs.