Art Perry is an Associate Professor in Critical and Cultural Studies. Over a five-year period Art traveled the Himalayas to nomadic and monastic communities in Tibet, India and Nepal. The result was his Penguin Putnam publication, The Tibetans, which was awarded the $50,000 Roloff Beny Photographic Book Award. Art has recently completed a book about his Cold War experiences entitled Radar Boy and is currently writing on the black paintings in the Mark Rothko Chapel, Houston, Texas. Art’s 2012 travelling photo exhibition ‘HIP! Portraits of Cool’ contained over forty portraits of counterculture icons including Lou Reed, Joe Strummer, Patti Smith, Werner Herzog, Dizzy Gillespie, Nick Cave, Spalding Gray and Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth.