Harry Campbell ("Jackpot Fantasies," illustration) has produced work for national and international publications, including The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. He has a degree from MICA and lives in Baltimore.

Lisa Watts ("Jackpot Fantasies") is a freelance writer, editor, and nonprofit communications manager living in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her anthology, Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio, includes an essay by Johns Hopkins Magazine Associate Editor Dale Keiger.

Margaret Buranen ("Dealt an ACE") writes for National Geographic Traveler, American Forests, Michigan Today, Carolina Country, and other publications. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Buranen holds an MA in English from Indiana University.

Christopher Bonanos ("A Good Life, With Mistakes"), A&S '90, is the author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid and an editor at New York, where he focuses on the magazine's culture coverage. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

Mark Smith ("What Hurts the Most," illustration) has created art for newspapers, magazines, books, and advertising campaigns around the world. His work has also won international recognition from the New York Society of Illustrators, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, American Illustration, 3x3 Magazine, the V&A Illustration Awards, and more.

Will Kirk ("Pack Mentality," photography), A&S '99, has been working for Johns Hopkins University since his graduation. His photographs have also appeared in The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, and others.

On the Cover

Over the course of six years, Anand Pandian spent time with the crews behind 17 Tamil film projects. The associate professor in the Department of Anthropology is writing a book on his experiences immersed in the chaotic, uncertain world of the filmmaking industry. A photograph from his travels appears on this issue's cover and depicts Russian belly dancers hired for a three-day shoot in Dubai.