California-based Becom is also a writer, designer and visual anthropologist. With his partner, Sally Aberg, he has authored two award-winning books, Mediterranean Color and Maya Color: The Painted Villages of Mesoamerica (both from Abbeville Press, New York, 1990 and 1997). He is the subject of an hour-long PBS / BBC documentary entitled For the Colors, A Journey Through Italy (soon available for purchase on DVD). Becom’s work is held in public and private collections worldwide and represented by ten fine art photography galleries across the country. His work was featured in the inaugural issue of COLOR Magazine in April 2009.