Chris Murray, : Chris Murray co-curated the exhibition The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Legendary Botanist Richard Evans Schultes with Wade Davis at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, and together, they edited Schultes’s remarkable photographs for publication in The Lost Amazon. He has organized more than two hundred and fifty exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide and is the author of over fifteen books on visual culture. He also is the founder and director of Govinda Gallery in Washington, DC.
Chris Salewicz, Foreword Contributor: Chris Salewicz has been writing on popular culture, particularly reggae and other world music, for more than 20 years. He was a senior features writer for NME, has written for The Sunday Times, The Face, and Q Magazine and wrote the authorized book Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom (with photographer Adrian Boot), and Rude Boy, a memoir about his relationship with the island of Jamaica, among many other books. Salewicz edited the book contained in the award-winning 4-CD box set Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music, and cowrote the script for the 1999 movie Third World Cop, which broke Jamaican box office records.
David Burnett, Photographer: Named one of the "100 Most Important People in Photography" by American Photo magazine, David Burnett launched his photo-journalist career at Time magazine in 1967. From 1970 to 1972, he covered the Vietnam War as a staff photographer for Life magazine. In 1975, he co-founded Contact Press Images in New York. Traveling to more than 75 countries, Burnett has produced photographic essays for Time, Life, Fortune, The New Yorker, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and many others. His famous photos of Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson during the CIA leak captured national attention, his work in Vietnam exposed the grueling trials of a seemingly endless war, and his candids inside the White House and campaign trail shots of American Presidents since JFK have characterized the pressures of the job. His awards include “Magazine Photographer of the Year” from the Pictures of the Year Competition, the “World Press Photo of the Year,” and the Robert Capa Award from the Overseas Press Club, to name but a few.