Ken Light has worked as a freelance documentary photographer, focusing primarily on social issues facing America for almost 40 years. His work has been published in seven books, including Delta Time, To The Promised Land, With These Hands, Texas Death Row and most recently Coal Hollow. He is also the author of the text Witness in Our Time: :Lives of Documentary photographers. His work has been in numerous photo essays in newspapers, magazines and a variety of media (electronic & film), and presented in exhibitions worldwide including a one person show at the International Center for Photography (NYC). He is an adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley and director for its Center for Photography, and cofounder of the International Fund for Documentary photography and Fotovision. see Ken’s work
Carmine Galasso is a staff photographer at New Jersey’s The Record newspaper where he has won many awards for his portraiture and long-term projects. His work has taken him on assignment to Malaysia, Israel, Palestine, Northern Ireland, India and Kenya. In 2007, he published Crosses with Trolley Books. The monograph is a series of black and white portraits and interviews with survivors of clergy sexual abuse photographed across the United States. Photo District News named it one of the best books of 2007.
Her work has been extensively published, exhibited and collected, garnering praise in both the art and journalism communities with awards from the World Press Photo Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Open Society Institute documentary photography fund.
Her first monograph, “Purple Hearts – Back From Iraq” a collection of portraits and interviews with U.S. soldiers wounded in the war, was published by Trolley in 2004 and received wide acclaim. The book was made into a feature length documentary film by the same name and screened worldwide. Her work on wounded veterans has continued and her 2006 “Marine Wedding” portrait, which shows a severely disfigured marine with his young bride on their wedding day, is considered to be an iconic image of life during wartime.
Her work has been the subject of several solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., and throughout Europe.
She is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography in her hometown of New York City.
University of Chicago, B.A. English 1982
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, M.S. 1985
Andrea Bruce is an Indiana native and an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After shooting as a staff photographer for The Concord Monitor and The St. Petersburg Times, she joined the staff of The Washington Post where she began to chronicle the world’s most troubled areas.
She has won many awards for her work, including top honors from the National Pictures of the Year competition, the White House News Photographers Association (where she has been named Photographer of the Year three times), and the prestigious John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club in New York.
Andrea is currently based in Baghdad where she writes the weekly column “Unseen Iraq” for The Washington Post.