Cira Crowell (MA Savannah College of Art and Design) uses photography, illustration and animation to explore the optical phenomena of visible and intrinsic light. Her travels include Iceland, India, Bhutan, Japan and she recently completed a 250 mile medical trek in remote Himalayan Nepal. Cira received Jukai in 2010 and is a chaplaincy candidate at Upaya Zen Center. She is on the Board of Trustees for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and recently enjoyed a successful solo show at the Robert Berman Gallery (Santa Monica). She lives in Los Angeles and Santa Fe. Christopher Michel (MBA Harvard) photographs extreme locations like the South Pole, Everest, The Korean DMZ, Papua New Guinea, and the edge of space (aboard a U-2 spy plane). He has photographed a variety of global leaders, including the 14th Dalai Lama. His prolific work is featured regularly in print, online and was most recently on display at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art near Copenhagen. Chris is the editor at Explorers, travels extensively and lives in San Francisco.