Stephen Daiter has been a photography dealer since the late 1980s. Through his eponymous gallery space, he has overseen the release of over 30 photo books and catalogues, including This Was the Photo League: Compassion and the Camera from the Depression to the Cold War and André Kertész: Observations, Thoughts, Reflections (Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2001 and 2005). In the last few years, Stephen Daiter Gallery has also evolved into a showcase for recent and contemporary photography as well as photo-based art.
Kerry Tremain is the editor of California magazine and a founder and former director of the International Fund for Documentary Photography. He edited and wrote the introduction to Witness in Our Time: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers (Smithsonian, 2000) and worked with Wayne Miller to curate the traveling exhibition Chicago’s South Side.
Amy Dru Stanley is an American history professor at the University of Chicago and the author of the prize-winning book, From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation. She writes and teaches on the history of American culture, on slavery and freedom, and is at work on a new project on volition, will, and desire.
Fred Ritchin has been the picture editor of The New York Times Magazine (1978–82), executive editor of CameraArts magazine (1982–83), and founding director of the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program at the International Center of Photography (1983–86). He is now a professor of photography and imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a new media consultant to news and photo organizations. His newest book, After Photography, will be published in 2008.