Congratulations to my blog friend Zoe Strauss (or bliend, as Lisa would call it). Not only did she get into the Biennial this year and even had her photos mentioned in Oprah magazine, she's a TV star now too. Zoe was selected as an up-and-comer to be interviewed on thirteen.org. (Click on the video link by the Biennial piece to see Zoe's interview.)
Zoe usually photographs the neighborhoods she grew up in or near in Philadelphia, but she also came to the Gulf Coast and New Orleans right after Hurricane Katrina and took some great shots too.