Thomas Ladd is a photographer, graphic designer, and college professor who lives in North Easton, Massachusetts. Currently, he is engaged in five ongoing photographic projects. Two document places in the Northern Andes where poverty, culture, and the environment are in conflict. Three document places near his home, where he is making pictures of a community vegetable garden, winter landscapes and while taking long walks. In addition to his photographic practice, Mr. Ladd is a freelance graphic designer who creates identities, websites, posters, and books. Thomas Ladd has received advanced degrees from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Rhode Island School of Design. He is Professor and Chair of the Design Department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he teaches graphic design and photography.