Rick Prelinger (b. 1953, Washington, D.C.) is an archivist, associate professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, writer, filmmaker, and founder of the Prelinger Archives, a collection of 60,000 advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002 after 20 years' operation.
Bayeté Ross Smith is an artist, photographer, and educator living in New York City. His work is interdisciplinary, using the medium best suited for each idea.
Bill Burke (b. 1943) received both his BFA and MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. His works are in many museum collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and many others.
Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Her films, rather than telling stories, pose a series of problems – and through their at times ambiguous nature, allow for a complicated reading of the questions being asked. She is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, a Creative Capital award, and she currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mark Steinmetz photographs the everyday drama, the beauty in the daily circumstance. Still devoted to film, his black and white photos are a look into the rawness of life and the human relationship. In addition to his published books, his works have been exhibited around the United States and internationally.