Jamie Hawkesworth (Born 1987) is a fashion and documentary photographer who creates nuanced and empathetic portrayals of the landscape, architecture, and people. His Preston Bus Station photographs and short film have been exhibited internationally and were published as a book in 2017 (out of print now). A Short Pleasurable Journey, Part 2, his most recent work, chronicles his travels and experimentation with the photographic medium. Hawkesworth has also created innovative campaigns and fashion editorials for Alexander McQueen and British Vogue.
Joan Didion (Born 1934) is a journalist and writer of novels, essays, screenplays, and autobiographical works, which incisively explore social fragmentation, cultural chaos and the disintegration of American morals. In 2005, she won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography / Autobiography for her book The Year of Magical Thinking.