William Mark Sommer



2019    BFA Art - Photography from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2012    AA Photography from Sierra College, Rocklin, CA

Teaching Experience

2016-2017      Special Education Teaching Aid in the Loomis Union School District

2009-2012     Teachers Assistant at Sierra College for Chris Fraser 

Awards / Scholarships 

2020     The Voertman-Ardoin Scholarship in Art

2020     The Joann Elliott Bond Memorial Scholarship

2019     Merit Scholarship Arizona State University

2018     Merit Scholarship Arizona State University


2018     OpenWabi Artist in Residence, Two Weeks, Fredricktown, Ohio

Selected Solo & Group Shows

2020    Houston Center For Photography " Togethering" Juried Exhibition (Houston, TX) 

2020    Off The Coast "The Shape of Content" Online Group Exhibition

2020    Axis Gallery "Portraits Without People" Juried Exhibition (Sacramento, CA) 

2020    Subjectively Objective "Observations In The Ordinary” (Detroit, MI) 

2019    Sparrow Gallery, “The Latent Image” Juried Exhibition (Sacramento, CA)

2018    Gallery 100 "Surface" ASU BFA Show (Tempe, AZ)

2016    The Photocopy Club "Xerox and Destroy 2" (Exeter City Centre)

2016    The Photocopy Club “Hit The Road” (Fotofestiwal, Poland)

2016    KVIE Gallery "Fine Art of Public Television Group Show" (Sacramento, CA)

2014    Grant Hall Gallery UNLV, “Just Being Human” Group show (Las Vegas, NV)

2014    Book and Job gallery, Findrangers Zine #3 “Smoke and Mirrors” (San Francisco, CA)

2014    Book and Job gallery," Findrangers Zine #2" (San Francisco, CA)

2013    Ro Sham Bo “365/Circles" Solo Show (Auburn, CA)

2013    Lifecycles “Go Gettas” Group Show (Montreal, Canada)

2013    Placer Arts “2013 Open Juried Show, celebrating Placer Arts 30th Jubilee” (Auburn, CA)

2012    Blue Lamp “The Boy with the Russian Camera” Solo show  (Sacramento, CA)

2012    Placer Arts “Under 30 Show” (Auburn, CA)

2012    Blue Line Gallery “Shine Juried Show” (Roseville, CA)

2012    Blue Line Gallery “Minimal/Colorful” (Roseville, CA)

2011    Blue Line Gallery “Naturescapes” (Roseville, CA)  

2011    Blue Line Gallery “2011 Juried Show: Medley of Masterpieces” (Roseville, CA)

2011    Blue Line Gallery “Photography Open Exhibition 2011” (Roseville, CA)

2009    Viewpoint Gallery “Twelve- Play of Light” (Sacramento, CA)

Self-Publised Books and Zines

Forthcoming   Lost Highway book

2018    Buckeye zine

2018    That's Life zine

2017    To The Sea zine

2017    All The Time In The World zine

2016    Pacific North West zine

2016    Desert Days zine

2015    Vegas Streets zine

2015    10 years zine



Then There Was Us "Dusted" Feature

The Modern-Day Explorer "Dusted" Series Feature

Analog Magazine "Dusted" Series Feature and Interview

ARTDOC Photography Magazine "Analogue Renaissance" Group Exhibition

Don't Take Pictures "The View From Here" Online Group Exhibition

Find Rangers Camera Club "#23" Group zine

Fraction Magazine: Issue 134 "Better Living through Chemistry" Online Group Exhibition

Aint-Bad "What We've Found - Mass Production" Article

Don't Take Pictures "Photo of the Day, April 10th"

Lenscratch "2020 Self Quarantine Exhibition" Online Group Exhibition

F-Stop Magazine "Past/Future Issue" Online Group Exhibition

Subjectively Objective "Observations In the Ordinary" Online Group Exhibition

Booooooom “Dusted” Series Feature


Aint-Bad “Dusted” Series Feature

Aint-Bad “What The F**k Are We Doing?” Article

Eyeshot Magazine “Lost Highway” Series Feature

Journal of Urban Photography "Vegas Streets" Series Feature

Analog Forever Magazine “Loosen Up” Online Group Exhibition

Findrangers Camera Club “#20” Group Zine 

Subjectively Objective “Observations in the Ordinary” Group Book

Mono Visions “Dusted” Series Feature and Interview

NewLandscapePhotography.com “All The Time In The World” SeriesFeature

Phoenix Transect “Dusted” Series Feature

Subjectively Objective Mini Monograph “Issue 73: William Mark Sommer” Solo Zine


Format Magazine “18 Landscape Photographers Who Will Inspire You to Get Outside” Article

Findrangers Camera Club #16 Color” group zine


Stay Wild magazine “We Will Survive” Winter 2017 Issue, Coverand Reverse Cover. Feature

Feature Shoot “12 Photos will make you yearn for the American West” Article

Aesthetica Magazine “New Artist: August 2017” Feature

Indisposable Concept “Roll 5” Film Feature

Awesome Cameras Podcast Episode #31 William Mark Sommer


*82 Review "Issue 4.4" Print Edition 

Indisposable Concept “Roll 3” Feature

Findrangers Camera Club "#11 Travel" group zine 

Findrangers Camera Club "#X" group zine


The Analogue Project “Abandoned” Feature and Interview

Indisposable Concept “Roll 1” Feature

Desert Companion Magazine "Awards" Article

Findrangers Camera Club zine "#8" group zine

Thrasher Magazine "March 2015, "Photograffiti" Feature


Findrangers Camera Club "#5" Group zine

Portland Mercury “Catching Out” Train Hopping, Article.

Nighted zines “Nighted Life 6” Group zine

Findrangers Camera Club "#3" Group zine

A Love Token Zine “All The Time In The World” Solo zine

Findrangers Camera Club Zine #2 Group zine 

Fecal Face Dot Com “Photo of the day.” Feature


Blood of the Young zine “100 photographs of 2013” Group zine

A Love Token Zine “Moonbeams” Group zine

Blood of the Young zine “Go Getta” zine

Blood of the Young zine “That’s Life” Solo zine

Fecal Face Dot Com "Photo of the Day"

Fecal Face Dot Com “Photo of the day”

SFMOMA Blog "Mouth Pinholes" April 12th, Photo Feature


SFMOMA Blog “Mission Riot" November 9th, Photo Feature

KALTBLUT Magazine Featured Artist 

Strongbox Magazine, Volume Four, Issue One,"The Boy With The Russian Camera" Feature


Light Leaks Magazine “Issue 19: Secrets...”


Northlight Gallery ASU (Tempe, AZ)

Presentations / Invited Lectures 

2020    Notre Dame University Lecture Photography Department. March 2nd

2017     Lincoln High School Lecture Photography Class. October 12th


2020     Monovisions Photography Awards Judge

Professional Experience

2011-2019    Studio Assistant to Chris Fraser

2014    Polaroid Fotobar Las Vegas Museum Technician 

2009-2012     Black and White Lab Assistant at Sierra College

Using Format