As a young girl living in Hollywood, California, Judy Dater spent many afternoons fascinated by the images projected on the screen of her father's movie theater. Beginning as a UCLA art major, she completed her education with an MFA in photography from San Francisco State University. In the counterculture atmosphere of the 1960s San Francisco, she began a lifelong dedication to cpaturing the humanity, mystery, and soulfulness of people through photographs. Judy Dater's photographers are collected and exhibited by over one hundred museums woldwide. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants. Only Human is her sixth book.