Germaine Williams


Germaine Williams is a photographer currently working at the Pittsburgh Foundation as their Arts and Education Program Officer. At the STUDIO, Williams served as Creative Director for the Creativity Project, an initiative to improve the climate for artists in Pittsburgh.

Williams received a BA in History from Morehouse College, and a Master of Arts Management and Master of Arts in Social and Cultural History from Carnegie Mellon University where he is currently pursing a PhD in History. His research focuses on how urban communities have used organized arts programs to articulate collective identities, affect cultural change, and demand expanded rights. Williams plans to focus his dissertation on the impact of urban renewal policies on cultural policy formation in post-WWII Chicago.