Christopher Chadbourne taught at the Graduate Schools of Design at Columbia, Princeton and Harvard Universities for a decade before founding and serving for 22 years as Creative Director of Christopher Chadbourne & Associates Inc., one of the United States leading museum exhibition design firms. At the urging of his mentor, Magnum photographer Constantine Manos, he quit the ‘day job’ 6 years ago. His focus is on overlooked aspects of American culture and place. That interest led to the publication of the book , “STATE FAIR: The Last Living Munchkin From the Wizard of Oz and Other Stories”, released last year in Europe and the U.S.A. by Kehrer Verlag STATE FAIR has been exhibited in museums and international festivals and featured in magazines in the USA , South America and Europe. At Fest Foto , the International Photography Festival in Brazil, a film of STATE FAIR was one of the works discussed under the conferences theme: ‘Surrealism’s Impact On Photography as Documentary and Fine Art’. He has been interviewed on National Public Radio, was a Critical Mass Finalist andserves on the Patients Advisory Council of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research. . His current project titled ‘WONDERLAND: Following the Tracks of Beauty and the Beast’. will be the subject of a major museum exhibition this fall. He is represented by the 555 Gallery in Boston.