Gregory Conniff (American, b. 1944) received his BA from the College of Columbia University in New York City, and a law degree from the University of Virginia. His time working in the legal profession focused primarily on legal issues surrounding artists and their work until he gave up his practice to become a full-time photographer. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. His photography exhibitions have included shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art; the Chazen Museum of Art; the National Museum of American Art; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Spencer Museum of Art; and the Milwaukee Art Museum. His works are included in private and museum collections nationwide. In 1985, his book Common Ground was published by Yale University Press to critical acclaim. Conniff lives and works in Madison, WI.