Ed Malcik studied photojournalism at the University of Texas and worked as a staff photographer at Texas newspapers, including five years at The Austin American-Statesman. He freelanced for the wire services and publications such as Cosmopolitan, Us, Texas Monthly, and The New York Times. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, and as a Foreign Service Officer at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. He left diplomacy to return to photography and worked on photographic projects in Paris 2010-12 and Chennai, India, 2013-15. He now lives in Austin where he photographs on the street in a documentary style. His work has been exhibited in Europe, India, and the United States, and is in the Wittliff Collections. He is represented by Mockingbird Handprints Gallery in San Antonio. More of his work can be seen on Instagram and his web page at EdMalcikPhotography.com. His book The Electric Squirrel: Photos From Austin is looking for a publisher.