Camilo José Vergara

Camilo José Vergara, a New York City-based photographer known for documenting the poorest and most segregated communities in urban America. An urban sociologist by training, Vergara has been documenting the informal evolution of cities and the different use of urban spaces for over 40 years. The first photographer to ever receive the National Humanities Medal, his photo documentations have informed many of his books and have also earned him recognition as a MacArthur fellow.