Tony Schwartz was born in New York City, New York, USA. He resides in Boston, Massachusetts and Peru, Vermont, with his wife Claudia, who is a watercolor artist. Their son Tom, daughter-in-law Carolynn and grandsons Zeke and Arlo live in Madison, Wisconsin, USA; their son Eric lives in Boston.
Before devoting himself fully to photography, he was an academic veterinary surgeon and immunologist. He received a DVM degree from the New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and a PhD in Medical Microbiology/Immunology from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, where he also completed a surgical residency, later becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS).
He has been on the faculties of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, and, since the first class started in 1979, Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Boston and then North Grafton, Massachusetts. There, he served as Professor and Chair of the Surgery Department and as an Associate Dean until retiring in 2005, as Professor Emeritus. He was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship in Washington, DC, in 1988-1989.
Tony has been involved in art all his life, starting with drawing as a child, and doing oil painting and clay sculpture as an adult. Since 2003 his artistic passion has been photography, and retirement from academia allowed him to “focus” on it (https://www.tonyschwartzphoto.com), associated with photo-graphic education at the New England School of Photography in Boston (now Waltham), Massachusetts, as well as in workshops and photographic tours.
Tony has had several solo exhibitions of his photography in the USA, and has been in many juried, curated and invited regional, national and international exhibitions. He has received awards for his photography and is a juried member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston, (at which he has earned the designation “Copley Artist”). His work is represented by the 3 Pears Gallery in Dorset, Vermont, USA.
Musinguzi Amos was born and raised, along with 14 siblings, in Buhoma Village, Uganda, near the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. His father died when he was 10 years of age, making the life of the family very difficult. Despite this, Amos completed his primary education (in the Kanyashande Primary School and the Buhoma Community Primary School) in 2003. Thereafter, he attended secondary school, and with the aid of sponsorship he completed studies at the Nyamiyaga Secondary School in 2007, and High School in the Science Class of Kigezi College Butobere (2009). He then completed a course in Comprehensive Nursing at Rakai Community Nursing School in 2012. In December 2017, he graduated with a BS degree in Nursing from the International Health Sciences University, now the Clarke International University, in Kampala, Uganda. Amos believes that he is the first person in his village to have received a BS degree. He looks forward to attaining a Master’s degree in the forthcoming years.
Scott Kellermann is a native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA. He received a BS in Mathematics and Biology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and an MD degree from Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana. He then interned in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Los Angeles County Hospital, California, completed a residency in family practice at the Santa Monica General Hospital, California, a year of surgical residency at the Touro Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, and finally a MS in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from Tulane University. Scott has Certification in Travel and Tropical Medicine and Board Certification in Family Practice.
A canon in the Episcopal Church, he practiced Tropical Medicine as a medical missionary at the Shanta Bhawan Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. Subsequently, he was in private practice in Nevada City, California, where he was a founder of a medical clinic that has become the major health care provider for Nevada County. In addition, he helped start a hospital near Tijuana, Mexico. Scott was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for 2017-2018, which was spent at the Uganda Nursing School, Bwindi Community Hospital.
In 2001, Scott and his wife Carol settled in Bwindi, Uganda as missionaries of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. There, while serving as a consultant to the Bwindi Community Hospital, Scott surveyed the health status of the Batwa, and then worked among them to deal with their medical needs. In 2004, Scott and Carol established the Kellermann Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting displaced Batwa Pygmies in all areas of development (through the BDP) and to providing high-quality healthcare to the Batwa and their neighbors in southwest Uganda. As noted above, besides establishing the Bwindi Community Hospital, in 2013 he founded the Uganda Nursing School in Bwindi. Scott considers that perhaps his “best accomplishment is getting people from all walks of life to collaborate on a project on the other side of the globe.”