Jack Alterman opened his photography studio in his native Charleston, SC, in 1980 after he received his technical training at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.
He has exhibited at the Piccolo Spoleto Festivals since 2000, and his work is in the permanent collection of the Gibbes Museum of Art. He is a regular contributor to regional and national publications.
A lifelong resident of the Carolina Lowcountry, William P. Baldwin is an award-winning novelist, biographer and historian. He graduated from Clemson with a BA in History and an MA in English. He ran a shrimp boat for nine years, then built houses, but the principle occupation of his life has been writing.
His works include Plantations of the Low Country; Low Country Plantations Today (both with architectural photographer N. Jane Iseley); the oral histories Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden; and Heaven is a Beautiful Place. The screen play for the latter earned him a Silver Remy at this year’s Houston Film Festival.
Margaret H. Baroody has been a homemaker, foster parent, community volunteer, licensed social worker and teacher, teaching at Francis Marion University and King’s Academy, a private high school. Her passion for art
is mirrored in her love of the written word. It was with great care that she and N.B. selected the passages for the book and shared a more personal narrative.
Dr. Naseeb Baroody’s life work in medicine began in undergraduate work at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., was postponed for service in the Army during WWll , then continued at Texas A&M. He acquired medical degrees and post graduate training from Hahnemann in Philadelphia, Pa. and MUSC in Charleston, S.C. In 1954 he opened a medical practice in Florence, S.C., which developed into a large practice in internal medicine. His life work in photography began early in his life with a passion for black and white images. As a child, the technical and artistic aspects of photographic expression fascinated him. Beginning with the classic Baby Brownie and progressing into medium and large format cameras, N.B. honed his craft through workshops with legendary teachers such as Ansel Adams, John Sexton and Bruce Barnbaum.
Douglas Bostick is a sleuth of an historian who has spent more than two decades actively collecting and piecing together histories of the South. He is the author of three books and has written numerous articles that have appeared in historical journals, magazines and national newsletters.
Viewing war through the lens of a camera afforded Frank Braden an unyielding eye, though his photography is not documentation or a straight retention of a moment. Rather, he tries to evoke a mood. Braden’s pictures often depict places of transition — doors, walkways, the movement of the city at night. Though these places hold their own energy, the life of the moment is really captured through the harmony, and disharmony, of color and black and white.
Teresa Bruce first reached national audiences through PBS. Her documentary “God’s Gonna Trouble the Water,” won a CINE Golden Eagle and praise from TV critic John Leonard.
Her first book, the narrative for “Transfer Of Grace,” is in its second edition by Joggling Board Press of Charleston, SC. The collaboration of fine art photography and prose was Charleston Magazine’s “Editor’s Pick” and was featured on the CBS Morning Show.
Jon Buchan, a former South Carolina political reporter, is a lawyer with more than three decades of experience representing newspapers and broadcasters in courtroom battles. The N.C Press Association awarded him the William C. Lassiter First Amendment Award in 2000. This is his first novel.
David Cox has been a reporter for numerous international publications, including the Miami Herald, the Sunday Times, Clarin, La Nacion, and Perfil. He worked for the Buenos Aires Herald, and the International Herald Tribune among other newspapers. His first book, coauthored in Spanish with Damian Nabot, about the robbery of Juan Peron’s severed hands, won international acclaim. The English version of the book, Unveiling the Enigma, The Secret behind the Defiling of Peron’s Corpse will be published in 2008 in the U.S. A version of Dirty Secrets, Dirty War was published in Spanish and titled, En Honor a la Verdad, Memorias del Exilio de Robert Cox.
Cox is a graduate of the College of Charleston and earned an M.A. in mass communications from the University of South Carolina. He is currently a journalist with CNN in Atlanta.
Educated at Southern Methodist University, the University of Kansas, and the University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, Ellie Maas Davis has written extensively on the environment and issues of human rights. She is the owner of Pressque, a publishing consultation firm located in downtown Charleston that offers editing, ghostwriting, and marketing services to authors and publishers.
Historian Tom Elmore grew up in Columbia, S.C. where he heard numerous tales and legends about life in the city during the Civil War. Elmore holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of South Carolina. He is the author of numerous articles in regional and national publications and has lectured all across the Mid-Atlantic States. In addition, Elmore is a book reviewer for Blue & Gray Magazine and writes the Columbia Gems local history series for Blue Fish Magazine. He lives in Columbia with his wife Krys and their two Chihuahuas Speedy and Sassy.
Dr. Miles O. Hayes is a coastal geomorphologist with more than 50 years of research experience. He has authored more than 250 articles and reports and three books on numerous topics relating to tidal hydraulics, river morphology and processes, beach erosion, barrier island morphology, oil pollution, and petroleum exploration. He is Chairman of the Board of Research Planning, Inc. (RPI), a science technology company located in Columbia, S.C.
Dr. Jacqueline Michel is an internationally recognized expert in oil and hazardous materials spill response and assessment with a primary focus in the areas of oil fates and effects, non-floating oils, shoreline cleanup, alternative response technologies, and natural resource damage assessment.One of the original founders of RPI, which started in 1977, she now serves at the company President.
Batt Humphreys, a Georgia native, began a career in television news in Charleston in the early 80s. His career took him to CBS News in New York where he spent 15 years, most as a senior producer, before leaving to return to his beloved South. He managed the coverage of many of the events that have shaped our lives over the past quarter century, including the first hours of the morning of September 11, 2001, several wars, elections and as a reporter covering hurricanes, executions and more murders than he cares to remember. Humphreys and his wife Laura currently live on a farm outside Charleston. Dead Weight, his first novel, is based on a true story.
Charlotte Jenkins, chef and owner of Gullah Cuisine in Mt. Pleasant, SC, has been cooking Gullah foods since she was nine years old. It wasn’t until she moved to New York and started entertaining guests in her home that she realized there was something special about her Gullah culture. In 1997 she opened Gullah Cuisine. She and her husband also operate CJ’s Catering Service.
Jenkins, a 1988 graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts, learned that opening a restaurant was risky business, but she gave it a shot. The Washington Post, NY Times, Gourmet and Southern Living have all tapped into what’s going on in the kitchen at Gullah Cuisine. Jenkins says its “food that speaks to ya!”
Susan Kammeraad-Campbell is the founder and publisher of Joggling Board Press. As editor-in-chief, she has guided all JBP titles from concept to print, including many top national award-winning books. Her book Doc: The Story of Dennis Littky and His Fight for a Better School became a NBC movie of the week called “A Town Torn Apart.” She has been a journalist for United Press International and newspapers in the Midwest and New Hampshire.
In addition, Kammeraad-Campbell has worked on initiatives with Miami University, the College of Charleston, Charleston Southern University, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She currently resides in Summerville, South Carolina.
Chris Lamb is a professor of Communications at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, where he primarily teaches journalism. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. He has been interviewed by National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting Service, the Associated Press, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Journalism Review. He lives in Charleston, S.C, with his wife Lesly and son David.
Hans Offringa is a Dutch author, publisher, internationally renowned media-expert and whisky-connoisseur. Offringa is the founder of Gopher Publishers, considered the first publishing-and-printing-on-demand company in the world. His novel “The House” was the first book to have been electronically published, printed and personalized on-demand. He has written and translated many books on whisky over the years, including the popular “Bourbon & Blues”. With his American wife he conducts whisky nosing & tasting sessions worldwide as The Whisky Couple.
Larry Price began photographing at an early age with his mother’s simple box camera. While serving in Vietnam, he purchased his first SLR camera, combining his passion for photography with his love for the outdoors. Larry’s award-winning work has been published in magazines, visitor guides, scenic markers and website promoting natural beauty of South Carolina.
Rosie Price pursued careers in church ministry and social work before she and her husband founded Larry Price Photography, a gallery featuring fine art prints, photography workshops and field studies. Her first nature photography outing was on her honeymoon, the beginning of what has been a life filled with forays into the woods and wetlands with Larry, carrying photo equipment and taking time to scribble thoughts of their experience. Those scribbles inspired the narrative for this book.
William Rawlings, Jr. was born and raised in “The Center of the Universe”—Sandersville, Georgia—where he still lives and practices medicine when he’s not busy growing pine trees, traveling, restoring old buildings or writing books.
Clay Rice is described by author Pat Conroy as a “great talent who combines soul and passion”. Silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than 80 years. His work has been featured in Country Living, the Washington Times, the Atlanta Constitution, Cookie Magazine, and has appeared in the CBS series Army Wives. Rice’s landscape scenes and children’s illustrations are sought after by collectors worldwide and his work is on permanent display at the South Carolina State Museum.
Ron Rocz’s images are nationally and internationally represented by Index Stock Imagery in New York, have been used by United Airline’s in-flight magazine, decorate US offices of Malev Hungarian Airlines, and are used as room wall hangings for the US Navy’s hotel chain “Navy Lodge” in 25 cities nationally and abroad.
Ron has an artist son, Daniel, living and painting in Maui, Hawaii. His daughter, Rebecca, is a talented software designer in Seattle, WA.
Susan Romaine has become well known for her paintings of urban environments by collectors of fine art nationwide. Romaine began her career as an artist in 1999 after a career in the investment industry. She is primarily self-taught and has studied with Oil Painter of American Master Burton Silverman, Elizabeth Bronson ASMA, and Clifton Peacock at the College of Charleston. She was invited to join Oil Painters of America in 2001 as an associate member and was appointed Artist in Residence at the Gibbes Museum of Art for 2003-04.
Steve Taylor is a 1960 graduate of The Citadel with a degree in civil engineering and has served six years as a pilot for the U.S. Air Force with service in Vietnam. Following a long flying career, he retired as an international airline captain. He has owned and operated a commercial construction company and is a Coastal Master Naturalist.
In addition to flying over most of the world, Taylor has lived in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, and Okinawa. He has five grown children. He and his wife, Nancy, currently split their time between Atlanta and Charleston.