Christoph Bangert, born in Daun, Germany in 1978, studied mechanical engineering at the Universität Karlsruhe, photography at the Fachhochschule Dortmund, and photojournalism at the International Center of Photography, New York. He worked as a freelance photographer for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and covered the war in Iraq for The New York Times. His work has been published in Stern, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, GEO, Der Spiegel, Neon, PDN, VICE, Days Japan, Sports Illustrated, and Tagesanzeiger Zürich. He is part of the Regeneration exhibition and book project created by the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, and was chosen both as one of 50 young photographers worldwide, representing all genres of photography, to shape the future of the medium in the next 25 years and as one of Photo District News’ "30 Under 30". Christoph Bangert is the author of Travel Notes (powerHouse Books, 2006), his account of a six-month long overland journey from Buenos Aires to New York. He currently lives in Brooklyn.
Jon Lee Anderson has been writing for The New Yorker since 1998. He has reported frequently from Iraq and has covered the conflicts in Afghanistan and Lebanon. He has also reported from Liberia, Angola, Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, and Iran, among other places. He has written numerous profiles of political and cultural leaders, including Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Augusto Pinochet, Gabriel García Márquez, King Juan Carlos, Hamid Karzai, and Jalal Talabani. Anderson is the author of several books and his work has been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harper’s, The Financial Times, The Guardian, El Pais, and other journals. He currently lives in Dorset, England, with his wife and three children.