AMANDA BALTAZAR’S home in the Pacific Northwest is a far cry from Utah, but
Salt Lake City and its surroundings are still high on her must-visit list. She became
convinced of the area’s stunning scenery and abundant photo opportunities while
researching and writing PDNedu’s What Does It Cost? story (page 66). When she’s
not armchair traveling to different cities for PDNedu, she writes about photography, business and health for a number of business and consumer publications.
Visit her website at www.chaterink.com.
SARAH COLEMAN hails originally from England but now resides in New York City,
where she has written for publications such as ARTnews, View Camera and Paper.
She has contributed to PDNedu since 2005. Her Project X story in this issue (page
24) focuses on StudentStock, a new site offering social networking, education and
stock photography opportunities for students. In between writing assignments,
Sarah is currently finishing a photography-related novel. She also blogs regularly
about photography and books at www.theliteratelens.com.
DAN HAVLIK is a freelance writer, editor and photographer based in New York
City. He currently serves as Senior Technology Editor for Photo District News and
Rangefinder magazines and covers new photo gear for PDNedu’s Product News
section (page 70). He also writes for a variety of consumer electronics and photography magazines and web sites including Wired, Maxim, Popular Science, Popular
Mechanics, Consumer Reports, Men’s Journal, Imaging Resource and LAPTOP.
HARRISON JACOBS is a freelance writer, blogger and photographer based in
Brooklyn, who now reports for Business Insider. For this issue of PDNedu, he interviewed adventure—and adventurous—photographer Corey Rich, during which he
spent quite a long time picking his brain about how to rock climb Yosemite’s famous
El Capitan cliff-face. Read all about Rich in It’s a Living (page 46), follow Jacobs on
Twitter @harrisonxjacobs and learn more about him at www.harrisonjacobs.com.
COLLEEN MULLINS is a San Francisco native who has lived in Minnesota for
more than 20 years. She is a college educator, photographer and book artist, as
well as a grant writer for visual artists. Her work is in numerous public collections
and has been recognized with two McKnight Artist Fellowships, four Minnesota
State Arts Board Grants and a Women’s Studio Workshop Production Grant. In her
Business Smarts article, Ivory Tower or Job Center? (page 58), she tackles the ins
and outs of the Obama administration’s College Affordability Plan and how it will
affect both photography departments and students.
HAL STUCKER is a writer and photographer living in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to his story on über-talented sports photographer and all-around nice guy
Dustin Snipes (page 40), Stucker labors by day as an editor at Internet-based financial news service Mergermarket. His articles and photographs have appeared
in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, Wired and Smithsonian, among
other publications. His essay on life in 1980s New York City, published in 2013
by the Boston Review, bostonreview.net/us/strapped, was recently nominated
for a Pushcart Prize. His mother is very proud.
AMY TOUCHE TTE is a fine art photographer and freelance writer based in
Brooklyn, New York. In this issue she writes about energetic, emerging sports
photographer Maddie Meyer (page 36) and the passionate and boundary-break-ing educator and photographer Jessamyn Lovell (page 16). Touchette is exhibited
and published nationally and internationally, and her first monograph, Shoot the
Arrow: A Portrait of The World Famous *BOB*, was published by Un-Gyve Press in
October 2013. She is represented by ClampArt.