Abby Luby is a freelance journalist for the New York Daily News, a regularly featured art critic for the Stamford Advocate/Greenwich Time and, for the past five years, a feature writer with Valley Table magazine. She writes about the environment for the North County News, a Westchester weekly newspaper and writes an occasional feature Bedford magazine. She was an independent video producer with “Voices From History Video Productions” which produced aural history and documentaries such as Paul Robeson and the Peekskill of Riots of 1949 and Pastures of Plenty, about Latino workers in Westchester County.
Damien Tavis Toman was born in the early 1980s and spent his childhood moving from place to place throughout the Hudson Valley. Having been extracted from school at a delicate age, he spent his adolescence in nearly unbroken solitude, staring out of windows and reading books about religion. Damien is now a freelance journalist for Ulster Publishing, a senior at SUNY New Paltz, and a singer-songwriter whose self-recorded albums number in the dozens. He lives in Kingston with his wife and six-year-old daughter.
Teresa Horgan is a freelance photographer who grew up in New Jersey of Irish immigrant parents. Marriage moved her to the Hudson Valley two years ago, where she currently resides in Tillson. After a period of photo assisting and studio managing a variety of photographers after graduating with a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts, she stepped into the world of freelance photography. Her portraits have been featured in magazines including Ladies Home Journal, Money, and Ms. magazine. Teresa shoots portraits, travel, weddings, and food and finds the Hudson Valley an inspiration for all of these subjects. Portfolio: www.teresahorgan.com.
Barbara Strnadova was born in Prague, in the former Czechoslovakia. Escaping with her parents as a baby to the USA, Barbara grew up in Huntington, NY and now resides in the lovely town of High Falls. A photographer and artist, Barbara has been shooting for over 25 years. She has exhibited her work nationwide, and locally at Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson. Portfolio: www.dova-imagery.com. Barbara, aka Barushka, is also a tribal belly dancer and teaches in Kingston:
www.barushkadance.com. This is Barbara’s first issue as Chronogram’s advertising coordinator.