Ron Jude was born in Los Angeles in 1965 but was raised in rural Idaho. His photographs, which often explore the nexus between place, memory and narrative, have been exhibited widely since 1992. He is the author of ten books and has lectured extensively about his work at places such as The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Fotomuseum Antwerp. He is represented by Gallery Luisotti in Santa Monica and Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin. He teaches photography at University of Oregon and lives in Eugene with Danielle Mericle and their son Charley. Ron Jude was recently named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow.