James Longley is a documentary filmmaker whose works examine the lives of people in conflict zones, mostly in the Middle East and South Asia. Longley’s 2006 film, Iraq in Fragments, won numerous honors, including three jury awards at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award. His short, Sari’s Mother (2006), was also nominated for an Academy Award. Longley won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2009.
LaToya Ruby Frazier received her BFA in applied media arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in art photography from Syracuse University. She also studied under the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and is the recipient of many awards, including a fellowship from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Gwendolyn Knight & Jacob Lawrence Prize of the Seattle Art Museum, a Creative Capital Foundation Award, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.
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