Samuel James is a photographer and teacher. Born and raised in the river valley of Cincinnati, Ohio, his work has looked at a range of topics, including the impact of the oil industry in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, the plight of abandoned wolf hybrids in the United States, and Leicester City's unprecedented 2015-16 English Premier League title bid. A frequent contributing artist for Harper's Magazine, he is the recipient the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award, the Overseas Press Club's Olivier Rebbot Award, a special commendation from the Frontline Club of London and an Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, among other distinctions.