PETER WILLIAMS  
     
     
     
  BIOGRAPHY  
       
       
       
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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 120 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 films 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 Eastern Europe.

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". In 2005/2006 he developed "Keeping the Faith", an integrated exhibition, web and book project which seeks to explore the reality of the living church in various cultural contexts of today's world.

Since then he has produced and filmed projects in Sierra Leone, Egypt, India, Tuvalu as well as projects in and around Geneva, Switzerland.