My work has been recognized by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Work Fund grant, a Graham Foundation grant, a National Endowment For the Arts Fellowship and by a Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize. My books include Robert Dawson Photographs (1988); The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland (University of California Press, 1993); Farewell, Promised Land: Waking From the California Dream (UC Press, 1999) and A Doubtful River (University of Nevada Press, 2000). My latest book is The Public Library: A Photographic Essay (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014). I am founder and co-director of the Water in the West Project. My photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian Institution); and the Library of Congress which recently purchased my entire 18-year photographic survey of public libraries from throughout the US. I have been an Instructor of Photography at Stanford University since 1996.