Arthur Drooker has been an exhibited and published photographer since 1980. His work has been included in several solo and group shows, and in the collections of the Petersen Automotive Museum and the Music Center in Los Angeles.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in American Civilization, Drooker imbues his photography with an understanding and appreciation of cultures past and present.

He is the author and photographer of American Ruins (Merrell, 2007), Lost Worlds: Ruins of the Americas (ACC, 2011), and Pie Town Revisited (UNM Press, 2015). His work has been the subject of a feature story on CBS Sunday Morning and has been exhibited at the Virginia Center for Architecture, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, the Wichita Museum of Art, and the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C.

In Conventional Wisdom (Glitterati, 2016), Drooker's photographs and text reveal that no matter what they're about or who attends them, all conventions satisfy a basic human urge: the longing to belong.

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