William Sands graduated from Hampshire College with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts. Shortly after graduating he moved to Barcelona, where he has been active in various social movements, particularly in prison abolition initiatives. His interest in documentary photography was born on a trip to South America in 2007. In the spring of 2011 together with Anderson Barbosa and Guillaume Darribau, William co-founded the Fractures Photo Collective, an independent documentary photography collective based in Barcelona. As a photographer William is in a constant search for images that complicate dominant discourses.