(1974, USA) Ph.D. in Geography from U.C. Berkeley, Paglen is an artist and geographer whose work spans image-making, investigative journalism and writing. His works have been presented in exhibitions in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, SFMOMA, Tate Modern and numerous other venues. He has launched an artwork into distant orbit around Earth in collaboration with Creative Time and MIT, contributed research and cinematography to the Academy Award-winning documentary, Citizenfour, and created a radioactive public sculpture for the exclusion zone in Fukushima, Japan. He is the author of five books and numerous articles on subjects including experimental geography, photography, and visuality.