Stephen Strom has spent his professional career as an astronomer. He began photographing in 1978 and his work, largely interpretations of landscapes, has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and is held in several permanent collections. His photography complements poems and essays in three books published by the University of Arizona Press: Secrets from the Center of the World, a collaboration with Muscogee poet Joy Harjo; Sonoita Plain: Views of a Southwestern Grassland, a collaboration with ecologists Jane and Carl Bock; and Tseyi (Deep in the Rock): Reflections on Canyon de Chelly co-authored with Navajo poet Laura Tohe. Most recently, his work appeared in Otero Mesa: Saving America's Wildest Grassland (University of New Mexico Press).
Gregory McNamee is a writer, journalist, editor and photographer, and a consultant in publishing, film, and other media. The author or editor of thirty books and more than three thousand periodical publications he is also a consultant, contributor, and contributing editor to Encyclopaedia Britannica and its blog, a regular reviewer for Kirkus Reviews, a contributing editor to The Bloomsbury Review, and a correspondent for TravelIntelligence.net. McNamee operates Sonora Wordworks, an editorial and publishing service, and has been involved in the publication of more than five hundred books. He is also a consultant in the digital archiving of film, sound, and print media. A research associate at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona, and an adjunct member of the faculty of the Economics Department, McNamee also gives courses and talks on writing, publishing, journalism, and cultural and environmental issues.
Albert Stewart lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. He studied at the University of Texas at Austin, completing his graduate studies at Pratt Institute and the University of Washington. He has held curatorial and directorial appointments in public institutions and private foundations including the Benedictine Collections, Florida State University Galleries, The Phoenix Art Museum, The Yves Klein Archives and Foundation, Arizona State University, The John Cage Trust, and The Belger Family Foundation Collection. He has organized over seventy exhibitions, including artists: Yves Klein, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, Richard Anuskiewicz, Vincent van Gogh, and William T. Wiley. Stewart has a long history in higher education with national and international recognition as an artist/curator and has authored numerous critical essays and publications. He has also lectured and exhibited his work extensively in the United States and Europe. His most recent publications include: Second Thoughts; William T. Wiley and Troubled Goods: Robert Colescott.