ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Kay Chernush is a nationally recognized
photographer with 25 years of experience in commercial and fine
art photography. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and recipient
of a Fulbright grant to India, she became hooked on photography
during an assignment for the Peace Corps in the Sahel region of
Africa. Self-taught, she considers her career in photography as
“a process of learning how to see.”
Kay’s assignments and interests have taken her all over the world.
She has lived in India, Spain and France and has photographed
everything from ship-building in Maine to ship-breaking in Pakistan,
chip-making at Intel to gem-mining in Sri Lanka, long-distance
trucking in the Middle East and women’s development projects in
Bangladesh, Kenya, and Sudan.
She has photographed some 50 feature stories for Smithsonian
Magazine and shoots for many other national and international
publications and corporations.