I am William Riera, a Miami based photographer born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. I graduated with the highest honors of Software System Engineering from Havana’s Polytechnic University “José Antonio Echeverría”. Since 1995 I live in Miami, Florida where I work as a Senior Systems Analyst/Software Developer. I studied analog photography at Miami-Dade College and the Professional Photography Course from the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP). Since 2017 I study at the Página en Blando photography school in Mexico City, directed by art critic and researcher Juan Antonio Molina Cuesta. I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Modern and Contemporary Art at Mexico City’s prestigious Casa Lamm Cultural Center.
While I have enjoyed for many years designing and programming software systems, at the beginning of this XXI century I was fortunate to find my life's passion and true calling: being a photographer, a world wanderer and an observer of the human experience. Exploring the full range of human emotions through the making of images is an exciting challenge that becomes very rewarding when light, moment and composition are aligned into a memorable image.