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Dawoud Bey, a professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago, began photographing the streets of Harlem, New York, in 1975. This project resulted in his first one-person exhibition, Harlem, USA at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 1979. His photographs have been published and exhibited extensively, and are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

Bill Burke, an instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, has traveled and photographed extensively in Southeast Asia. His books include Mine Fields and I Want to Take Picture, field journals of his experiences, in which he mixes his photographs with visual icons and text.

Debbie Fleming Caffery began photographing sugarcane workers in her native Louisiana in the early 1970s while studying photography at the Rice University Media Center. A selection of these images appears in her book Carry Me Home. Caffery's work has been exhibited widely and is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography, the Louisiana State Museum, and the Carpenter Center for Visual Studies at Harvard University.

Lucy Capehart has worked as a curator since 1981 and is currently a contract curator of education at the Art Museum of Missoula in Montana. Capehart has exhibited widely and her work has been featured as book and compact disc covers. Her work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Oregon Focus, and Architecture, among other publications.

Lynn Davis - "For about a decade, the photographer Lynn Davis has used the minimalist approach to bring the majestic splendor of maximal subjects like icebergs and pyramids into sharp relief," writes a reviewer in the The New York Times. This theme reflects Davis's continuing interest in the spiritual and its manifestations, including sacred architecture, which she has traveled the world to photograph.

Terry Evans, a noted landscape photographer, uses both aerial and ground photography to tell the stories of human change engraved on the prairie in her most recent books, The Inhabited Prairie and Disarming the Prairie, Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and other museums.

Lauren Greenfield is the author/photographer of Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood (Knopf, 1997). Her work has been honored by the International Center of Photography Infinity Award, the Community Awareness Award from the National Press Photographers "Pictures of the Year" competition, the Nikon Sabbatical Grant, and the Hasselblad Foundation grant and has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Time, Life, and American Photo, among other publications.

Joan Liftin is director of documentary and photojournalism education at the International Center of Photography in New York. She is currently finishing a book project on the drive-in movie experience in America. A free-lance photojournalist, she has had essays published in The New York Times Magazine, Creative Photography, Zoom, and other publications.

Reagan Louie - The New York Times Book Review called Reagan Louie's Toward a Truer Life: Photographs of China, 1980-1990 (Aperture, 1991) "arguably the best photography book of this year." The project began when he and his father returned to the Chinese village where Louie's father was born. Louie has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as the Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor Prize, the James Phelan Art Award, and grant awards from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is also a recent recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship.

Danny Lyon is a photographer and well-known documentarian, as well as writer and filmmaker. Some of his books are: The Bikeriders (recently re-issued by Twin Palms), Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement (University of North Carolina Press), and Knave of Hearts, a photomontage memoir, published this year by Twin Palms.

Sylvia Plachy is the author of three photographic books. Her most recent, Signs and Relics (Monticelli, 1999), includes a forward by Wim Wenders. Her photographs are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Arts Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Eli Reed, a member of Magnum Photos, Inc., has been documenting the black experience in America from the time he began taking pictures. His recent book, Black in America (W. W. Norton, 1997), shows the breadth and depth of his vision. Other books include Beirut: City of Regrets and War Torn and Homeless in America. Reed is the recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Documentary Photography and numerous other awards and honors.


Merle Augustin has been writing extensively about Haitian issues in the United States and in Haiti for the past eight years. She is currently writing for the Sun-Sentinel, covering the city of Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County. Augustin is part of a team of reporters working on a yearlong series about South Florida and the meaning of community in such a diverse region.

Dan Collison, a regular contributor to National Public Radio, is executive director/producer of DC Productions, a not-for-profit organization specializing in radio and video documentaries about people and places overlooked by the mainstream media. His 1998 radio documentary "Scenes from a Transplant" received a prestigious duPont-Columbia Award. The film version aired on the HBO/ Cinemax Reel Life series.

Barry Dornfeld is Director and Associate Professor for the University of the Arts' Communication Program in Philadelphia. Dornfeld has been working in film and video for twenty years, producing and directing documentaries on a range of topics including the Philadelphia Hmong refugee community, Ghanaian traditional performance in the United States, and an Appalachian Baptist Church. Dornfeld recently completed Producing Public Television, Producing Public Culture (Princeton, 1998), an ethnographic study of public television documentary

George King trained as a documentary filmmaker in the United Kingdom, George King relocated in 1979 to the United States, where he works as a writer/producer of nonfiction projects in theater, film, television, and radio. His recent work includes "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?," the acclaimed radio history of the civil rights movement in five Southern communities and "Goin' to Chicago," a history of the African American "great migrations" coming to PBS summer 2000.

Jack Loeffler has recorded traditional cultures throughout the American Southwest, Mexico, Japan, and the Cook Islands since 1967. He is the producer/director of "Southwest Sound Collage," a radio series nationally distributed by Pacifica Radio, and "Spirit of Place," which addresses the relationship between indigenous and traditional cultures with their respective habitats.

Jens Lund documents occupational poets in the western United States and Canada and has been involved in research on the traditions of Northwest timber communities, the folklore of Midwestern rivers, and Denmark's resistance to the Holocaust. His 1985 documentary film The Pearl Fishers, about freshwater pearl fishing in Indiana, was chosen the "Best Ethnographic Film--The Americas" by the American Anthropological Association.

Karen Michel has been an award-winning contributor to National Public Radio for more than a dozen years. Recognition for Michel's radio work has come from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, and American Women in Radio and Television. She currently teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia.

Daniel Rothenberg is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan and a Fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows. He has also taught in the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago and in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. His book, With These Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today (Harcourt Brace, 1998; revised edition, University of California Press, 2000) documents the world of migrant farmworkers through the presentation of a diverse array of personal narratives.

Jeff Whetstone has been documenting Southern communities since he graduated from Duke University in 1990. His latest project is Bringing Something from Home, a documentary book on family dynamics of highly motivated high school students in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is currently attending Yale University working toward an MFA in photography. Joe Wood For the past ten years,

Joe Wood has been a prominent voice on contemporary American culture. In 1996 he joined the New Press as an editor of nonfiction books. His essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The Village Voice, The Nation, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. Joe Wood was lost while bird watching on Mount Rainier, Washington, and has not been seen since July 8, 1999.    This page last updated September 24, 2000.

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