CHRISTIAN PATTERSON (b. 1972, Fond du Lac, WI) moved from Brooklyn, New York to Memphis, Tennessee in 2002 to work for photographer William Eggleston. In 2005, Patterson completed his first project, Sound Affects, a collection of color photographs that explore Memphis utilizing light and color as visual analogues to sound and music. In 2008, a Sound Affects monograph was published by Edition Kaune, Sudendorf (Cologne). His second monograph Redheaded Peckerwood was published by MACK in 2011 and was named one of the best books of the year by numerous noted international photography critics, nominated for the 2012 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards and won the prestigious 2012 Recontres d’Arles Author Book Award. The book appeared in The Photobook: A History, Volume 3, co-edited by Gerry Badger and Martin Parr. In 2013, Patterson was awarded a 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, or Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.