Tom Zimmermann spent most of his life as a photographer. He is represented in the permanent collections of MoMA in NYC; the George Eastman House in Rochester; Televisa in Mexico City. He was accepted into the Heliographer’s, worked at advertising companies in Chicago and NY, taught photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, Pratt Institute, and the Institute National Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He has had solo exhibitions at both the Diego Rivera, and Atholl McBean Galleries, plus group shows at Brandeis U, Syracuse U, Museum of Modern Art, Monmouth College, Lever House, The Ice House Gallery, and Robert Menschel Gallery. His work appears in the Time/Life series Documentary Photography, and he was part of the traveling show Twelve Photographers on the American Social Landscape, which included Robert Frank, Phil Perkis Danny Lyons, and other luminaries. His photographs are featured on a number of record albums and book covers, including Knitter’s Almanac and The Opinionated Knitter. The image Ray Draper’s Coat, at left, was first showcased in Rolling Stone. Zimmermann divides his time between Mexico and British Columbia. This is his first book. Zimmermann participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in 1981.