Photographer Larry Kuzniewski moved to Memphis in 1974 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to open a commercial photography studio. Shortly after setting up shop downtown, he began shooting images for the upstart publication, then called City of Memphis magazine. Since that time, he's shot more than 80 covers, making him the most prolific cover photographer in this magazine's history. Though he's been an integral part of the magazine for nearly 30 years, his passion for the publication never waned, and his vision has helped shape the look of the newly redesigned magazine.
John Branston is a columnist/reporter for The Memphis Flyer and the author of the book Rowdy Memphis. He has been a reporter in Tennessee and Mississippi for 27 years. September marks his first "Fine Print" column. "Financial disclosure is a wonderful thing. It's one of the things that keeps companies and executives honest and accountable to investors and the public. But it doesn't mean much if nobody sees it except the lawyers and bookkeepers who put together the reports," he explains.
Sarah Galpern is a native of Dallas, Texas, and a graduate of Highland Park High School. A senior at Rhodes College, she enjoys volunteering and serves as president of her sorority, Tri-Delta. She will graduate in 2007 with a creative writing degree and a minor in Spanish, and hopes that her future will involve journalism and lots of travel. She began her editorial internship with Memphis in June and will continue in this role until December.
Editorial intern Christina Leatherman is a native of Robinsonville, Mississippi, though she grew up in Memphis. After graduating from Hutchison School she attended Louisiana State University, where she received her bachelor's degree in English in August. Her concentration at LSU was creative writing, which she hopes will serve her well in becoming a professional fiction writer. Her immediate plans include graduate school and a journey to Spain.
Frank Murtaugh has been with Memphis magazine since 1992 and managing editor since 1995. A graduate of Tufts University, he's written on a range of topics from Imperial China to Redbirds baseball. Frank covers sports for The Memphis Flyer, for whom he writes a weekly Web column, "From My Seat." He squeezes his job in between ventures with his wife and two daughters.