Dr. Stephen Huyler has spent almost half a century traveling the length and breadth of India documenting folk and tribal arts and crafts. He interviews artists and artisans, studies their techniques, records their life histories and personal stories, and compares their work to local traditions and to similar creativity in other regions and subcultures. A cultural anthropologist and writer, Dr. Huyler has also honed his skills as a photographer in order to present as thorough insights as possible into the intentional repetitions and personal innovations of each individual he surveys. Over the decades he has amassed a photo archive of over 300,000 images, many of them unique and now rare. Stephen has published seven books and numerous chapters and articles about Indian folk art and ritual art. Three of his books have focused on women’s art and identity, one of which is a monograph on Sonabai Rajawar. He has also curated over thirty museum exhibitions of Indian art, many of which have traveled extensively. Although he and his wife Helene live the rest of each year in Camden, Maine, and when he is in South Asia he is constantly traveling as he conducts his cross-cultural survey, he feels equally at ease and at home wherever he finds himself in India.