MICHAEL CROUSER was born in 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated from Saint John's University (Collegville, MN) in 1985. He began making photographs in earnest at the age of fourteen. Crouser's first monograph, Los Toros (Twin Palms Publishers 2007) was awarded first prize in the Fine Art Book category at 2008 International Photography Awards. In addition, Dog Run, a black and white monograph was awarded third place by the International Photography Awards in 2011. His work can be found in the permanent collections of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and The Museum of Fine Art, Houston. He has taught at The International Center of Photography in New York, The Mpls Photo Center and The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and his work has been exhibited throughout the US and Europe. When not on the road, he divides his time between his hometown of Minneapolis and Brooklyn, New York.