Michael Albans is a professional photographer and photojournalist. He has spent most of his professional career in the New York City area, where he won numerous national awards for his photography, including the Harry Chapin Media Award for his work with homeless children. While in New York City, Mr. Albans spent 13 years as a Staff Photographer for the New York Daily News, covering news, sports, and the aftermath of 9/11. He now resides in Missoula, Montana with his wife and his two children. His work has been published in numerous books and magazines, including Time, Life, US News and World Report, New York, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated, as well as various newspapers including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Missoulian, and the Associated Press wire service. He spends his days photographing people, writing fiction, loving his family, teaching, playing cello, and sitting by beautiful rivers.