After receiving a B.F.A. in photography Bill moved south from Montreal to New York City. His early work experience was with two great photography collections, The Time-Life Picture Collection and the archive of the New York Daily News. Through his experience at the Daily News Bill published the book, New York Noir: Crime Photos from the Daily News Archive. He continued to work with several prestigious archives, including the Condé Nast Archive. He is also the co-author of Picture Machine: The Rise of American Newspictures. Bill has more than fifteen years of experience in the photo industry and in 2005 was named number nineteen to American Photo's list of the "100 Most Important People in Photography." Bill has written several books on photography, and has been a contributing writer to Hotshoe and 125 magazine, and was the publisher of Pond Press from 2006 until 2013. He is also the owner of the agencies: AUGUST, OTTO and ATTA.

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