Chris McCaw was born in the San Francisco Bay area in 1971 and has worked obsessively in the darkroom since the age of thirteen. Although initially self-taught-he spent his teenage years photographing the punk/ skateboarding scene-McCaw later received a BFA from the Academy of Art College in 1995. His work has been shown at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Houston Center for Photography; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York; SF Camerawork, San Francisco; San Francisco International Airport Museum; and San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, among others. His work has been published in many magazines, including Daylight, View Camera, Photo Metro, Raygun, Thrasher, and Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll. McCaw was recently the recipient of an Andy Warhol/Southern Exposure Grant.