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Photograph by Michael Kolster



Michael Kolster is a photographer, Professor of Art at Bowdoin College, and a 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in Photography. His photographs are in numerous collections, including the American University of Paris, Brown University, Center for Creative Photography, George Eastman House of Film and Photography, High Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Smith College Museum of Art, and Williams College Museum of Art. Kolster's work has also appeared in solo exhibitions at Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, SRO Gallery at Texas Tech University, Schroeder Romero and Shredder Gallery in New York City, and the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia, among others. His previous book, Take Me to the River: Photographs of Atlantic Rivers (George F. Thompson Publishing, 2016), was nominated for the Aperture First Book Award.


Frank Gohlke is one of America's most famous photographers and currently the Laureate Professor of Photography at the University of Arizona. His photographs have been exhibited widely, including in the influential New Topographics exhibition (1975) at the George Eastman House as well as in solo exhibitions at the Amon Carter Museum. His books of photography include Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke (Center for American Places, in association with the Amon Carter Museum, 2007), Measure of Emptiness: Grain Elevators in the American Landscape (Johns Hopkins, in association with the Center for American Places, 1992), Mount St. Helens (Museum of Modern Art, 2005), and Measure of Emptiness: Grain Elevators in the American Landscape (Johns Hopkins, in association with the Center for American Places, 1992).

D. J. Waldie, is a writer, poet, translator, and contributing editor to The Los Angeles Times who lives in the same house in Lakewood, California, his parents purchased in 1946, retired as the city administrator for the city of Lakewood in 2010. He has written numerous books of nonfiction and contributed to books of photography, including the widely-acclaimed Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir (W. W. Norton, 1996 and 2005), Real City: Downtown Los Angeles Inside/Out (Angel City Press, 2003), Close to Home: An American Album (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004), and Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles (Angel City Press, 2004).


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