About the author

Michelle Bogre, an educator with more than 25 years of experience, is an Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, documentary photographer, intellectual property lawyer and author of Photography as Activism: Images for Social Change, also published by Focal Press.  She authored a copyright website, thecopyrightcorner.org, created to make copyright law more accessible for photographers.  She is actively involved with photography education, beginning her career at Parsons with a 14-year role as Chairperson of the Photography Department, and currently serving on the national board of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) and on the advisory board of the Young Photographers Association (YPA).  Her photographs and articles have been widely published in national magazines and she is a regular contributor to American Photo and American Photo On Campus magazines.  Her photographs have been featured in group shows at the Lawrence O’Brien Gallery in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and inBeauty Culture at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA.   She is working on a long-term photographic project on family farms in America.