As a reporter for a numerous major news organizations in the U.S., Britain, Spain and Latin America, Caitlin Randall has profiled a wide variety of individuals in varying circumstances, from European power brokers to pre-Colombian art thieves. It’s the kind of experience that makes her especially good at interviewing subjects and writing about their lives, showing rare sensitivity and attention to detail.
Peter Crabtree has won awards for his photojournalism and been praised for the “wonderfully sensitive portraits” that have resulted from his documentary practice.
In addition to a passion for personal history, Caitlin and Peter love writing about and photographing fine art and craft collections. They share their clients’ interest in paintings, ceramics, jewelry and more. Caitlin has written about art and art crime for Art & Antiques Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Asian Conversations.com and Narratively.com, while Peter has worked closely with numerous visual artists and collectors, photographing everything from monoprints to ceramic sculpture.
Caitlin was a staff correspondent for Reuters and Dow Jones News Service in New York, London and Madrid. She has taught journalism and nonfiction writing at Roehampton and Middlesex Universities in London. Caitlin has a BA from Wellesley College, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MA in Narrative Nonfiction from City University in London.
After a career as a reporter and editor in Vermont, during which time he freelanced for the New York Times, Newsday and other metropolitan dailies, Peter turned full-time to photography, exhibiting his work at the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Berkshire Museum and the Instituto Chileno NorteAmericano de Cultura, among other venues. His photos have appeared in literary and art magazines, including Tin House, The Poetry Review and Sculpture, and an academic journal, Visual Communications Quarterly.
As a book designer, Peter is particularly adept at helping clients identify their best archival images and memorabilia for publication and guiding them through the production process. He also creates websites for visual artists.
Copy editor THOMAS P. FENTON cofounded, with Mary Heffron, the Asia Monitor Resource Centre in Hong Kong in 1976, publisher of Asia Monitor (now Asian Labour Update). Before becoming editor of the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars in late 1996, he codirected World Views, publisher of a quarterly newsletter and directories of educational resources (all available on Amazon.) He retired as editor of Critical Asian Studies in December 2015 and is now administrator for the BCAS nonprofit in Cedar, Michigan.
HEATHER WANG has provided transcription services for over 15 years to clients in the arts, journalism, documentary film and TV production, nonprofit foundations, and podcasting, including the Art Institute of Chicago, TPT (Twin Cities Public Television) and PBS.
JERRY CARBONE, the owner of Whetstone Brook Genealogy in Brattleboro, Vermont, is especially adept at researching Italian historical archives.