William Martin

I’m a video journalist and filmmaker focused on creating stories that are timely, intimate, and dynamic. My work is dedicated to uncovering the most pressing human rights issues—often focusing on people
behind the headlines.

I shoot, produce, and edit all my work and have experience reporting both in the field and in-studios
often working under tight time, budget, and resource constraints.

From my photojournalism on the displacement of people from Agloboshie in Ghana to my current, National Geographic funded documentary on the gendered impacts of climate change in Malawi, I have a track record of documenting urgent human rights abuses at home and abroad.

Currently freelancing, I've recently been published with Al Jazeera Plus and BRIC for human rights pieces I've pitched, shot, and edited.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss a potential video/photo opportunity, feel free to e-mail me at


I am currently based in Brooklyn, NY.


  • One World Media Popular Features Award: Climate Change is Creating a New Atmosphere of Gender Inequality for Women in Malawi

  • National Geographic Early Career Grant Recipient

  • Fledgling Fund Recipient

  • GroundTruth Project Fellow

  • Graduate of NYU TISCH Photography & Imaging with Honors

  • NYU Founders Day Award: highest bracket of scholastic achievement

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

  • Thomas Drysdale Production Fund Recipient

  • Tisch Departmental Award for Social Practice

  • Gareth Hughes Memorial Scholarship Recipient

  • Global Pathways Scholarship Recipient

  • PDN Photo Annual Winner in Emerging Talent

  • Santander Universities Study Award Scholarship Recipient

  • Valedictorian of Grants Pass High School