The Photographers

Lights! Camera! Acknowledgments! Presenting the lensmen and lenswomen who made this issue possible.

Shelby Lee Adams follows in the tradition of Depression-era greats such as Walker Evans and Russell Lee. He has chronicled the mountain people of Kentucky for Appalachian Portraits, Appalachian Legacy, and Of Time and Memory: Appalachian Photographs. He lives in Salem, Massachusetts.

Max Aguilera-Hellweg’s photos have appeared in many publications as well as in the movie The Unbearable Lightness of Being. The author of The Sacred Heart: A Photographic Atlas of Invasive Surgery, he is now a pre-med student in New York.

Richard Avedon is arguably America’s greatest photographer. His career includes tenures as the chief fashion photographer for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. He lives in New York. (c 1985 Richard Avedon. All rights reserved.)

James Balog’s work for National Geographic, Life, Smithsonian, and other publications has taken him to the Arctic, the Himalayas, and other exotic locales. His books include Wildlife Requiem and Survivors. Balog lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Joe Baraban’s work has appeared in magazines such as Life and National Geographic and in the internal publications and advertising campaigns of clients ranging from Toyota to Coca-Cola. He lives in Houston.

Kent Barker switched to photography after a knee injury forced him to give up a scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet. During his years in Dallas, he shot fashion assignments and magazine portraits. He now lives in Taos, New Mexico, where he specializes in landscape and travel photography.

Bruce Berman’s first assignment was documenting a sixties watershed, the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Today he is known for his fine-art images of life on the U.S.-Mexico border. A resident of El Paso, he has also worked for editorial and commercial clients nationwide.

Patrick Berry pursued freelance photography throughout the seventies and eighties for editorial, advertising, and corporate clients. His book, Lone Stars: A Celebration of Texas, focused on the Texas star as a design feature. He lives in Houston.

Reagan Bradshaw, a past president of the American Society of Magazine Photographers, is a veteran photographer whose corporate and advertising clients include Sony, Exxon, and Goodyear. He lives in Austin.

Esther Bubley was born in Wisconsin and attended the Minneapolis School of Design. After a brief stint on the staff of Vogue, she was one of a handful of photographers who came to Texas in the forties as part of the Standard Oil company’s massive effort to document America in the age of petroleum. She later worked for Life and the Pittsburgh Photographic Library. She lives in New York.

Jim Cammack operated an East Texas studio devoted to commercial and editorial photography before signing on with the international agency Black Star in 1990. He currently lives in Bayfield, Colorado, where he divides his time between photography and training dogs.

Keith Carter has published five monographs, including Mojo (1992), Heaven of Animals (1995), and Bones (1996). His work is included in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and more. He holds the Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont, his lifelong home.

Kevin Clarke lives in New York and exhibits his photography throughout the United States and Europe. His latest work is Portrait of John Cage, an installation of seven photographic panels.

William Coupon has photographed Australian aborigines, African pygmies, Moroccan Berbers, Turkish Kurds, and other indigenous peoples. His photos have graced the covers of Time and Newsweek as well as albums by Bette Midler, Wynton Marsalis, and Yo-Yo Ma. He lives in New York.

Dennis Darling notes that “with a name like Darling, you don’t take pictures of flowers.” His photographic specialty is subcultures, from motorcycle gangs to the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi party. He is a photography professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Harry De Zitter’s images combine technical mastery and emotional vision. He is best known for his resonant American landscapes and interiors, which are informed and transformed by his European background. He lives in Chatham, Massachusetts, where he balances advertising and fine-art work.

Windy Drum opened a commercial photography studio in Waco in 1958. For the next thirty years, he never went anywhere without his camera, snapping thousands of pictures of everyday life for local businesses and other clients. He died in 1988.

John Dyer of San Antonio studied with Russell Lee, Garry Winogrand, and Geoff Winningham. He has taught photography and art at Trinity University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and San Antonio College. His work includes series on conjunto musicians and boxers.

Andrew Eccles of New York has photographed Demi Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, John Travolta, and many other stars. He has worked for Esquire, GQ, Time, and Life as well as Warner Bros., ABC, NBC, Sony, and Fox. Other subjects include fashions by designer Geoffrey Beene (as worn by the New York City Ballet), the Zulu people of South Africa, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

James H. Evans has documented the land and people of West Texas for a variety of national and international newspapers and magazines. He owns and operates the Evans Gallery in Marathon.

Larry Fink is known for his inventive, influential documentary style. His books include Social Graces, a study of class distinctions, and Boxing, a visual essay on the sport. He has won two Guggenheim and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. A professor of photography at Bard College, he lives in upstate New York.

Pam Francis of Houston is an accomplished portraitist whose roster of clients includes numerous magazines and advertising agencies. “Getting to meet people is the best part of my job,” she says. “Rich or poor, beautiful or hideous, remarkable or worthless, everyone I shoot is interesting to me.”

Sally Gall’s fascination with water distinguishes her atmospheric photographs, such as those in her 1995 book, The Water’s Edge. A resident of New York, she grew up in Houston.

Don Glentzer, an advertising and editorial photographer, lives in Houston. His clients include McCann Erickson, the Richards Group, Ogilvy and Mather, Weiden and Kennedy, Entertainment Weekly, and Men’s Health. His “Historical Cemeteries” series is on permanent exhibit

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