The wonderful images that grace the pages of this book are the work of a group of talented photographers. The images themselves are the best testament to the photographic skills of the contributors. I've included these profiles of the contributing photographers in order to provide some background information and insights about the people behind the photographs.

Dan Dry

Dan Dry (figure A-1) is one of America's most widely recognized photographers. He has won over 400 national and international photography, advertising, and design awards during his career. Dry received his profession's highest honor, being named the National Press Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association.

Dry was a member of The Courier-Journal's Pulitzer Prize winning photography staff from 1976 until 1982. While still in high school, Dry made history at age 16, when he was part of a team that finished as runner-up to The New York Times for The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The work was done for The Athens Messenger, a rural Ohio newspaper with a total circulation of only 12,000 readers.

Figure A-1. 

Dry served two internships at National Geographic; he first began at age 19. Dry went on to work professionally for the publication for an additional ...

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