Vik Muniz is best known for his 1996 series Sugar Children. Muniz has been the subject of more than 170 solo exhibitions and has participated in more than 340 group exhibitions in 31 countries. He splits his time between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and New York City. Joan Sommers and Amanda Freymann are the authors of numerous books, including Chuck Close, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Joan lives in Chicago, and Amanda lives in Beverly Shores, Indiana.Ascha Drake is a visual arts teacher at the Bay School of San Francisco. She lives in Oakland, California.