Bill Wright is a photographer and author who lives in Abilene, Texas and Fort Davis, Texas with his wife Alice, who is also a photographer (click here to learn about Alice and view her portfolio). He has a passion for telling stories through his photographs and many books. He has a fondness for the Big Bend area of Texas, and his current project is a biography called “Maggie Smith: Border Legend,” that tells the story of a pioneer Big Bend woman. He is the owner of Southwest Photographic Workshops and has served on numerous national and state boards including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Texas Commission on the Arts. His numerous professional and civic awards including the Leica Medal of Excellence, Outstanding Citizen award from his hometown of Abilene, Texas, and the Outstanding West Texan by the Texas Chamber of Commerce. He is a former member of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and he is a member and past president of The Philosophical Society of Texas. To learn about his galleries and collection, please click here. Visit and “like” his Facebook page, facebook.com/billwrightphoto, to keep up to date with current projects & exhibits.
Collection and Galleries
Bill’s last show was Authentic Texas: Photographs by Bill Wright. It was displayed at the Center for Contemporary Arts from May 10th – July 30th 2016.
Click here to read more about the exhibit.
Bill and Alice also currently have works up at the Grace Museum. Alice has a small show featuring some of her images from Bhutan on the first floor, and Bill and Alice are a part of the “Home Work” show in the second floor gallery named after them, up until August 13th, 2016.
ALICE AND BILL WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION AND GALLERY
Located at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas.
To read more about the collection, click here.
To find out what is on view in the gallery click here.
BILL AND ALICE WRIGHT GALLERY
Located at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas.
To find out what is on view in the gallery, click here.