Raphael Shevelev, former University of California political scientist, was born and educated in South Africa. At age fifty he became a fulltime professional writer and photographer. A popular lecturer, he has written many articles on photography and the creative process. He is the author of the biographical essay in Wynn Bullock: The Enchanted Landscape, Photographs 1940-1975 (Aperture, 1993) and Liberating the Ghosts: Photographs and Text from the March of the Living (LensWork 1996), which won awards from the American Library Association and the New York Public Library. His work is included in the permanent collections of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Magnes Collection at the Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley.