About the Author
Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958-2002) was not trained as a social scientist, but she cared deeply about people and their lives and was an acute observer of living conditions and interactions. She delighted in photographing the interaction of people and the artifacts they used. Commentaries on 50 of Rachel's photos were solicited from social scientists around the world, and, these texts and photos constituted the 2006 show Visualizing Social Science at the National Science Foundation. This volume is an extension of that exhibition.