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.
Euphus Ruth, Jr was born in Texas but raised in Bruce, Mississippi from age two. He is a photographer living in the Mississippi Delta focusing exclusively on wet collodion and film processes, from visualizing the image through the ground glass to the final print or plate in the darkroom or mobile darkbox.