Anna Katalkina, born in St. Petersburg, Russia, is an accomplished artist and linguist who works with private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad. She manages photo shoots, edits photographs, researches and writes the text for many of Jake McGuire's beautiful books, and her own fine art photography of Europe is part of the McGuire Collection.
Jake McGuire is known for his striking photos of American cities and landscapes. His photos appear in private collections, exhibitions, offices, and are often found in airline and travel magazines. He has won 11 awards for photography and photojournalism. In 1989, the Presidential Inaugural Committee commissioned McGuire to produce a limited edition print of the White House. In 1992, McGuire received an Arts America grant from the United States Information Agency to give photography lectures in the Persian Gulf Sheikdom of Bahrain. In 1997, LIFE MAGAZINE selected one of McGuire's photos for the cover of a special edition of LIFE. In 2004, McGuire joined forces with Twin Lights Publishers to produce a series of colorful photographic journals. Titles that are currently available include, Washington, D.C.: A Photographic Portrait, Baltimore, MD: A Photographic Portrait, Annapolis, MD: A Photographic Portrait, and Flying Above the New England Coast.