Travis American is a photographer, writer, and educator. He’s usually in Bushwick, Brooklyn wishing he was back in the Catskills, or in the Catskills wishing he was back in Berlin. (When he’s in Berlin, he’s irritated that he can’t stay.)

Many (arguably too many) years of schooling culminated in a Communications PhD from Columbia University, which qualified him to teach the theory and history of film and media at institutions like Columbia, Fordham University, and Marymount Manhattan College.

From its inception in 2012 until its demise in 2018, Travis was the Editor-in-Chief of Blunderbuss Magazine, a web & print publication of literature, art, politics, criticism, comics, and other aesthetic shrapnel. It ruled.

You can reach him at travisamericannyc@gmail.com, or follow him on Instagram at @travis_american.