Bio William Short is an educator and photographer based in Los Angeles. He has taught at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California, Moorpark College, Moorpark, California, Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California, Bradford College in Massachusetts and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He was Associate Director of the Indochina Arts Project at the University of Massachusetts from 1989 to 1991. In 1992, with his wife, journalist Willa Seidenberg, he published “A Matter of Conscience: GI Resistance During the Vietnam War.” He was artist in residence at the Addison Gallery of American Art at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, 1991 and 1992. In 1994 he was awarded an Arts International grant from the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. for his work in Viet Nam with the Photographic Association of Viet Nam. He received a yearlong work grant from the Pollock/Krasner foundation for the year 2002 to continue work on “Memories of the American War: Stories from Viet Nam.” In 2004, he was a National Public Radio commentator, addressing issues of war and fatherhood. In 2005, he was associate producer on the film “Sir, No Sir” which was based on his book “A Matter of Conscience.” The film won the Audience Choice Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2005. That same year, he published with, OPCC (a Santa Monica based homelessness advocacy group) “Forty Lives from Homelessness to Hope.” A major installation of his work opened at the Casula Powerhouse museum in Sydney, Australia in 2009. His work is included in collections at the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Huntington Library, the Polaroid Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, Ha Noi, Viet Nam, the William Joiner Archives at the University of Massachusetts and the Colorado Collection at the University of Colorado. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as, Japan, Germany, Australia and Viet Nam. He is currently working as a freelance photographer in Los Angeles.