Founder and Publisher of Waltz Books in Indianapolis, Indiana
As a small business owner, Mary Goodwin attends to every aspect of producing, promoting, and distributing cutting-edge photo books that contribute to the dialog on contemporary photography. Goodwin works with various teams, including photographers, designers, production managers, and warehouse personnel, to fulfill the artistic vision as well as collaborates with artists to perfect image selection and sequence within the book format. Waltz Books contributes to the dialog on contemporary art by providing creative and financial support for the production of ground-breaking photobooks by collaborating with a wide variety of artists, book designers, and printers. Providing an independent forum for innovative photobook projects, Waltz Books seeks projects that require a close relationship between the book format and the photographic image and offers support to artists who wish to self-publish.
Image: On a Wet Bough by Keliy Anderson-Staley, published by Waltz Books
Born in Sherman, Texas, Hocker completed a BA in history at Rice University (1966) and a MS in photography from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Insititute of Technology, Chicago (1969). He has worked as a photographer for the United States Army and Inland Steel Corporation, and has taught photography at Purdue University, in Calumet, Indiana and a number of other subjects over the years, including Central America, immigration and the celebration of quinceañeras in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's South Side. He's traveled the world and shot everything from tensions between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland to Eastern European culture at Orthodox churches in Northwest Indiana.
Jay Turner Frey Seawell is a photographer based in Washington, DC. He earned his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. His photographs have been included in numerous exhibitions in the United States as well as the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. Seawell is a two-time nominee of The Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University. Seawell is the 2016 recipient of the Award for Innovation in the Documentary Arts from the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University. His first photobook National Trust was published by Skylark Editions. Seawell was a winner of the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward competition in 2018.