Jeremiah Ariaz received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is an Associate Professor of Art at Louisiana State University. With the photographs, LOUISIANA TRAIL RIDERS Ariaz was awarded the 2018 Michael P. Smith Award for Documentary Photography from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the 2018 State Fellowship for Louisiana as well as the Southern Finalist Prize from South Arts, and an ATLAS grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents. A solo exhibition the work was recently on display at Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, NC, and will travel to the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan, KS in 2019, and the Acadiana Center For The Arts, Lafayette, LA in 2020. Center for Louisiana Studies UL Press released a monograph of the work in the fall of 2018. The book has been featured in numerous publications including Oxford American, the Paris Review, and US News and World Report.