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About the Editors

Alex Harris is a photographer, writer, and Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Documentary Studies at Duke University. Harris's photographs are represented in major collections, including the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His photographs have been exhibited widely, including two solo exhibitions at the International Center of Photography in New York City. As a photographer and editor, Harris has published seventeen books, among them River of Traps: A New Mexico Mountain Life (New Mexico, 1990), with William deBuys, which was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in general non-fiction, and Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City (Liveright/W. W. Norton, in association with George F. Thompson Publishing, 2012), with Edward O. Wilson.

Margaret Sartor is a writer, photographer, editor, and curator who, for many years, has taught at Duke University. Her four published books include What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney (Center for Documentary Studies/Norton, 1999), co-edited with Geoff Dyer, and the memoir Miss American Pie: A Diary of Love, Secrets, and Growing Up in the 1970s (Bloomsbury, 2006), which was a New York Times best-seller, a Washington Post Critics Choice Memoir, and a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year. Her photographs have been exhibited widely and are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, among others. As a curator, Sartor has worked with Duke University, the International Center for Photography in New York City, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

About Reynolds Price

Reynolds Price taught at Duke University for more than fifty years as the James B. Duke Professor of English. His duel career as a writer resulted in forty-one acclaimed novels, memoirs, plays, translations, and collections of poetry and essays, including A Long and Happy Life, which won the William Faulkner Award in 1962, and Kate Vaiden, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1986. His work has also been translated into seventeen languages. Price, who received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Creative Arts in 1964 and was a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, died on January 20, 2011, in Durham, North Carolina.


(Photograph: Eliza Harris)

(Photograph: Alex Harris)


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