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J. Michael Skaggs is a lecturer in the Communication Department - College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University. His photography focuses on social issues including racism and sexism. His book Americans Revisited Volume 1 (Edgecliff Press), paid homage to Robert Frank's The Americans, and was published July 4, 2008.
Images from Pain have won three awards in B&W Magazine including a Spotlight award published in Issue 102 April 2014. Solo Exhibition: Prairie Gallery, Drawing on Disorder: Art and Rehabilitation, Cincinnati (August 2013)  Group Exhibitions include: SOS Art 2012 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, We Create at Kennedy Heights Art Center, Art Comes Alive at ADC Gallery, Secrets & Mysteries at Darkroom Gallery (Essex Junction, VT), Fotofocus at Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center, NKU College of Informatics Advising Gallery, and Robin Imaging Gallery,

The Licking River Review at NKU published two images in Volume 44 Winter 2012/Spring 2013.

The book PAIN is forthcoming in 2016 by Larkspur Press in Monterey, Kentucky of Megan D. Henson's poetry and my photography.