Eric Mencher As a photojournalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper until 2009 covered assignments ranging from wars to World Series, including the post-apartheid era in South Africa, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, life under Fidel Castro in Cuba and the civil war in Chechnya. He also photographed numerous stories in the arts, including the 100th anniversary of James Joyce's Ulysses, Cezanne in Provence, and a series illustrating Cervantes' masterpiece, Don Quixote. Mencher now concentrates on documentary projects and street photography, including life along the Lincoln Highway (the first cross-country road in the United States), contemporary life in the Maya villages of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, and most anything that happens in front of his camera. Mencher was the recipient of the 1997 Overseas Press Club Award for "Rwanda: Aftermath of Genocide" and has won prizes in World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Best of Photojournalism and National Headliners. His fellowships include a Penn State University Professional in Residence Fellowship; a Terra Fellowship from the Giverny Institute at the Museum of American Art, Giverny, France; and a Pew Fellowships in the Arts, discipline winner. Mencher often collaborates on projects with his wife, photographer Kass Mencher, including the series "Duets" (a juxtaposition of their images) and the Lincoln Highway (the first cross-country road in the United States). He has exhibited his pictures regionally, nationally, and internationally, most recently in an all mobile phone photography exhibition at the Brentwood Road Gallery in London and the La Chambre Claire Gallery in Paris. Mencher is also co-founder of the mobile phone photography collective, Hikari Creative.