William Ropp  is known for the unique style in which he captures the mysterious aspects of human nature. The Last years he has worked in Mali, portraying the children. His portraits show the soul of these children. At PUG//6 /Paleet/ we will present some of his work from the Mali, that has been shown at Stenersen Museem fall of 2011. Currently he has a show at MEP in Paris.
William Ropps images takes us to different levels of reality and invites the viewer to occupy with the anthropological question of being and non-being. Following his Grandfathers footsteps to Mali, Afrika, he takes the viewer on a new adventure. The Mali people are in outstanding landscapes and waterworlds reveiling a strange world full of mystery. In his portraits of children their facial expression does not fit in the presentation of the ever-cheerful child. The viewers childhood emotions and memories might be awakened. He uses photography not to show the reality manner, in fact he is in the search of the fascination of imaginary. His photographs raise questions. Whether there is an answer is for the viewer to decide.
Ropp produces his own richly toned, traditional gelatin silver prints. His photographs have been exhibited extensively in museums and galleries around the world, and his work has been published in several books including one devoted to the Children series, a twenty-year retrospective, Dreamt Memories of Africa, and recently Faces
William Ropp is represented by Ellen-K Fine Art Photography [www.ellen-k.no]