Eli Reed, currently a Clinical Professor of Photojournalism at the University of Texas, has been with the elite Magnum Photos since 1983. A Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, he has worked on assignment for national and international publications covering world news events since 1982. Among his many awards are (1993) Visa pour L'image Festival Du Photoreportage (Perpignan, France), (1992) W. Eugene Smith Grant in Documentary Photography, (1992) Kodak World Image Award for Fine Art Photography, (1988) Leica Medal of Excellence and POY, (1983) Nikon World Understanding Award, World Press Photo and Overseas Press Club prizes. His books include "Beirut, City of Regrets and Black in America with text and poetry written by Reed, and I Grandi Fotografi Eli Reed (published in March 2007)." His work has been exhibited in key museums and galleries; he has lectured and taught extensively at important venues worldwide and judged major international photo competitions. Reed is a member of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers (SMPSP) having photographed over 25 feature, documentary and cable network films and is currently directing a non-fictional feature film originating in Florida.