William Thomas Cain is a professional photojournalist whose body of work spans from editorial to commercial in his 30 years of experience.
He accredits his diverse background to his extensive education at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. While completing 4 years at the university, in 1987 Mr. Cain earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration with a minor in photography.
Upon his graduation William Thomas Cain began work at the Philadelphia Inquirer until 1999. While there he perfected the fine art of photojournalism by juxtaposing graphic illustrative concepts with editorial imagery.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer William Thomas Cain became a contract photographer for the Associated Press, as well as joining Newsmakers Online Photo Service, now known as Getty Images, as one of their first contract photojournalists in the United States.
Mr. Cain is currently represented by Getty Images, as well as Black Star, where he is the primary news source, linking Philadelphia to the New York and worldwide market.
He has also taught photography at Wilmington University and University of The Arts as well as his own Cain Images Photo Workshops.
Getting out and making pictures of different things each day as well as meeting different people. One day I can be doing sports and the next I could be shooting a celebrity or food.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done news, sports, entertainment, food, celebrity portraits, family portraits, group events, weddings and had the cover of most publications on the planet.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I am currently Mid-Atlantic Chairperson fr the National Press photographers Association. Numerous NPPA clip contest recognition
A fun fact about this photographer
My degree from University of the Arts is actually in Illustration and painting. Photography was a subject I minored in while in college. So, you might just find me working on a painting on a day where I'm not out making pictures with my camera.