About the Author
Reagan Louie received a BA from UCLA and a MFA from Yale University. Louie's photographs are in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Modern Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a 1989 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 1997 Fulbright Fellowship, and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Louie is the author of Toward A Truer Life: Photographs on China 1980-90 (Aperture, 1991), and contributed to China: Fifty Years Inside The People's Republic (Aperture, 1999). Louie is a professor in the Photography Department at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he has taught since 1976. He lives in San Francisco, California. Tracy Quan is the author of Diary of A Manhattan Call Girl: A Nancy Chan Novel (Three Rivers Press, 2003) which has been translated into four languages. Quan's novel will soon be appearing in China and in Japan. Her essays, reviews, and other writings have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Men's Health, The Philadelphia Enquirer, Lingua Franca, AsianAvenue.com, and Salon.com, as well as the anthology Whores and Other Feminists (Routledge, 1997). Quan is a contributor to NYC Sex: How New York City Transformed Sex In America (Scala, 2002). She lives and works in New York City.