|About the Authors: Sarah Stern & Gary Mark Smith|
Stern, 21, has been a serious photographic artist since her middle
teens. A senior at the University of Kansas where she is an honor
student and where in 2010 she was named a Global Scholar, Stern in 2011
won a William Randolph Hearst Award nomination for her work in Rocinha from professors at the William Allen White School of
Journalism and Mass Communications where she majors in Strategic
Communications. In the spring of 2012 she photographed community life in
mostly rural Paraguay while compiling a study about the outcomes
and ongoing effects of micro loans during completion of a study abroad
program for the University of Kansas, where in the spring of 2013 she is
scheduled to present a significant exhibition of her South American
photographs from her many expeditions to Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia,
Peru, Argentina and Ecuador. In spring 2012 Stern was named by
Glamour Magazine as a Top Ten Glamour College Woman of the Year, a
distinction she now shares with Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Martha
Stewart, Diane Sawyer and Condoleezza Rice.
In spring 2012 Stern was named by Glamour Magazine as a Top Ten Glamour College Woman of the Year, a distinction she now shares with Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, Diane Sawyer and Condoleezza Rice.
Gary Mark Smith, 56, has been photographing the streets of the world full time since 1978, 69 countries so far. A two-time American Photo Magazine International Competition winner, Smith specializes in documenting the poetry of everyday life on the global street, and in an attempt to be truely global, is notorious for sending himself on assignment to some of the most dangerous streets in the world. He has published four previous photography books, and his first, Molten Memoirs - - about a community of people in the Caribbean in the late 1990s refusing to flee an erupting volcano - - was read on tape by Audio Reader as a Book for the Blind. Smith's work can be found on his popular online website and in 17 permanent art collections on four continents, including the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, the Montserrat National Trust and the New Orleans Museum of Art. His research papers and most of his negatives, field notes and travel paraphernalia gathered during his far flung career have been archived at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas.
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