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About the Author

Stephen Marc is a documentary street photographer and digital montage artist who was raised on the South Side of Chicago. He is Professor of Art at Arizona State University, where he began teaching in 1998, after twenty years on the faculty of the Department of Photography at Columbia College Chicago. In Spring 2022, Marc was also the Stuart B. Cooper Endowed Chair in Photography at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and the 2021–2022 Evelyn Smith Endowed Professor in Art at Arizona State University. Marc was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography in 2021, and he has received grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, and Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts. His awards also include the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art and the Society for Photographic Education's Insight Award. Marc has published four photography books: American/True Colors (George F. Thompson Publishing, 2020), which won the 2021 IPPY Gold Medal from the Independent Publishers Book Awards for Best Book of the Year in Photography; Passage on the Underground Railroad (University Press of Mississippi, 2009), which has been listed as an Interpretative Program of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, a division of the National Park Service; The Black Trans-Atlantic Experience: Street Life and Culture in Ghana, Jamaica, England, and the United States (Columbia College Chicago, 1992); and Urban Notions (Ataraxia Press, 1983).

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Carla D. Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress, the first woman and first African American to hold the post since 1802. Dr. Hayden began her career with the Chicago Public Library as a library associate and children's librarian from 193 to 1979 and as the young-adult services coordinator from 1979 to 1982. She then became the library services coordinator for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago from 1982 to 1987, when she became an assistant professor for Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh until 1991. Dr. Hayden was the deputy commissioner and chief librarian of the Chicago Public Library from 1991 to 1993, and From 1993 until 2016, she was the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. In 1995, Dr. Hayden was honored with the National Librarian of the Year Award by Library Journal, the first African American to receive this prestigious honor, she served as President of the American Library Association from 2003 to 2004, and in 2020 she was elected to the American Philosophical Society. Born and raised in Chicago, she received her B.S. in political science and African history from Roosevelt University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in library science from the University of Chicago. Her books include A Frontier of Librarianship: Services for Children in Museums (Chicago, 1987) and, as editor, Venture into Cultures: A Resource Book of Multicultural Materials and Programs (American Library Association, 1992).





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