Stuart Klipper was born in The Bronx in 1941, near the massive Van Ness yards of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. He attended the University of Michigan where he received an AA degree. For nearly 30 years he has made photographs in all 50 states, distilling and crystallizing the defining characteristics of American regions. His photographs have been exhibited and collected by major national and international museums including: the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center, and the The Victoria and Albert Museum, among numerous others. Klipper has been the recipient of major grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Bush Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation. He currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.