Kyle Cassidy has been documenting American culture since the 1990's. He has photographed Goths, Punks, Politicians, Metalheads, the Dalai Lama, Scholars, and oil workers, in addition to less prosaic subjects. In recent years his projects have extended abroad to Romania, where he captured the lives of homeless orphans living in sewers; and to Egypt, where he reported on contemporary archaeological excavations. His publications include several books on information technology, as well as a regular appearance as contributing editor for Videomaker magazine. His Photo-A-Week blog (www.kylecassidy.com) was one of the first photo blogs on the Internet and has an average of more than 150,000 visitors a week, he also maintains a relatively exciting twitter feed @kylecassidy.

Kyle's work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Sunday Times of London, Marie Claire, Spin, CNN, the L.A. Times, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Newsweek, the New York Post, and the usual list of various other publications.

His documentary photography book Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes was awarded amazon.com's "Best 100 Books of 2007" "Best 10 Art Books of 2007" medals. War Paint: Tattoo Culture an the Armed Forces features the body art of American service men & women. In 2015 he photographed Geek Knits, written by Joan of Dark which features knitting projects modeled by geek celeberties.

Some of his viral photo essays included portraits of Occupy Wall Street protesters, librarians, and the scientists behind the New Horizons mission to Pluto.

His latest book is This is What a Librarian Looks Like, portraits & interviews with 220 librarians from across the U.S.

Before that he photographed the gigantic 16x20 Bed Song Book based on an Amanda Palmer with text by the wonderfully talented Neil Gaiman. Some of his other interesting projects are In The Hive and American Rocker.

Kyle is currently hard at work photographing payphones.

He's friendly and you really shouldn't be afraid to email him.