William Murdock Martin III
228 Elizabeth St, Apt. 4F
New York, New York 10012
(541)-291-3214 / williammartinphoto@gmail.com


New York University, Tisch, New York, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography & Imaging Major

GPA 3.53/4.00, Expected Graduation May 2016

Studied Abroad: Havana, Cuba (Spring 14'), Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. (January 15'), Accra, Ghana (Summer 15'), Buenos Aires, Argentina (Fall 15')

Gareth Hughes Memorial Scholarship Recipient 15', Santander Universities Study Abroad Scholarship 15'

Washington Square News Photographer

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fraternity Brother

Explorations Community Leader at NYU dorm Founders, Media Revolutions

Resident Assistant at NYU dorm Founders


Featured in Ian Parry Scholarship Exhibition 2015 London

Published in GroundTruth 2015 for Photo Essay: 'Agbogbloshie'

Gold Winner in the Global 69th College Photographer of the Year, Documentary Category 2014

Thomas Drysdale Production Fund Recipient 2014Ÿ, 2015

Sony Focus Student Nominee 2014

Published as Notable Essayist in Mercer Street 2013

Photograph Published in New York Times 2013

Awarded Bronze Medal for Skills USA Photography 2012 Ÿ

Questbridge National Scholar Finalist 2012

Education First Global Citizen, Awarded Service Trip to Peru 2011Ÿ Rotary “Service Above Self” Award 12’


ŸAdobe Photoshop CS5 Certified Associate

Conversationally fluent in Spanish

Proficient in Adobe Premier & After effects

Certified Peer Mediator (SOU Ashland, Or)

Work Experience:

Freelance Photography & Videography:

New York, NY, 2007 to present: Self-employed photographer & Videographer. Specializing in headshots, events, weddings, proposals, and studio setups. Skilled at creating videos for weddings and events. Well trained in studio lighting and underwater photography.

Morgan Miller Photography internship:

New York, NY, Fall 2014: Photo assistant within a photo studio. Operated lighting equipment, retouched photos, assisted models & production team, and up-kept the studio.

Washington Square News Photojournalist:

New York, NY, Fall 2012 to present: Photojournalist within NYU’s daily student-run newspaper.

Resident Assistant in NYU Housing:

New York, NY, Fall 2014 to present: Assist in the development of an environment conducive to the academic and personal growth of undergraduate residential students by serving as a role model, peer mediator, resource and referral person, advocate, policy enforcer, programmer, and leader for first-year residents.

Southern Oregon University Academy:

Ashland, OR, Summer 2013: Senior Counselor Supervised and Organized 400 students during scholastic activities as a counselor.

Grants Pass Daily Courier:

Grants Pass, OR, 2008-2012: Student Photographer Worked as a student photographer at Grants Pass’ newspaper company. Acted as a close liaison between the city school and the city community.

Volunteer Experience:

Village Care Rehabilitation and Nursing Center: Manhattan, NY, 2013: Volunteer Helped and assisted the elderly in fun activities while building strong connections.

Community Outreach:

Grants Pass, OR, 2008-2012: Program Head Implemented and organized canned food drives, hygiene & clothing drives, river cleanups, tree plantings, a yearly Christmas basket program, and visiting hours at a Retirement Community.

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