SAM ABELL’s forty-year career has been dedicated to achieving art through documentary photography. He is well known for his work with the National Geographic Society, which published his recent books Seeing Gardens and The Life of a Photograph. In 1990, his midcareer retrospective, Stay This Moment, was the subject of a book and exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York City. In addition, his career is the subject of the book Sam Abell: The Photographic Life, published by Rizzoli in 2002 and accompanied by a traveling exhibition organized by the University of Virginia Art Museum.
TORBEN ULRIK NISSEN’s career as a photographer has been devoted to documenting global humanitarian and ecological issues. For two decades, he has recorded and reported on stories of consequence from land mines in Angola to global warming in Antarctica.