Photographer Alec Soth was born in 1969 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he continues to live and work. He is the recipient of major fellowships from the McKnight and Jerome Foundations, and was awarded the 2003 Santa Fe Prize for Photography. His photographs are represented in major public collections including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Soth's widely acclaimed first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004, followed by Niagara and Dog Days Bogota in 2006 and 2007 respectively. Soth is represented by Gagosian Gallery in New York and Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis. He is an associate photographer with Magnum Photos.
Donovan Wylie was born in Belfast in 1971. A photographer and filmmaker, his books include The Dispossessed, Notes from Moscow, and Losing Ground. In 2002 he won a BAFTA award for The Train, his television documentary on religion in the former Soviet Union. In 1992, he became the youngest photographer to join Magnum.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946, Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden began exhibiting in 1971 and has since shown his work in galleries and museums the world over. He has received numerous grants and awards including three National Endowments for the Arts Fellowships, a Villa Medicis Hors les Murs, a New York State Foundation for the Arts Grant, the European Award for Photography, and a Japan Foundation Fellowship.