Amy Arbus has been photographing professionally for twenty-four years. She is a contributing photographer to New York Magazine theater section. Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world including "The New Yorker, Aperture, People, ESPN" and "The New York Times Magazine." Her advertising clients include American Express, Nickelodeon, Saatchi & Saatchi, New Line Cinema, Christiano Fissore, and The California Children and Families Commission. Her first book, "No Place Like Home," portraits of people who live in unusual homes, was published by Doubleday & Company in 1986. Her second book, "The Inconvenience of Being Born," a photo essay on the extreme emotional nature of infants, was published by Fotofolio in 1999 and received an Award of Excellence from Communication Arts. She teaches portraiture at the International Center of Photography, The Fine Arts Work Center and The Toscana Photographic Workshops. Her most recent exhibition was at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Massachusetts. She has had thirteen one-woman exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. A.M. Homes is the author of the novels "The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, " and "Jack, "as well as the short-story collection "The Safety of Objects" and the artist's book "Appendix A." Her fiction has been translated into eight languages, and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her fiction and nonfiction appear in magazines such as "The New Yorker" and "Artforum, " among others, and she is a contributing editor at "Vanity Fair, Mirabella, Bomb, Blind Spot, "and "Story." She teaches in the writing programs at Columbia University and The New School and lives in New York City.