Photographer Roger Kisby is a Los Angeles-based photographer who has been making portrait, editorial, and lifestyle work for more than ten years. His style has attracted major clients, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Billboard, People, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Apple, and iHeart Radio. Among the celebrities in his portfolio are Spanish singer Rosalía, actress Lupita Nyong’o, and chef Rachael Ray. For this issue, he photographed Britney Spears’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart (“The Man of Steel”), at his Hollywood home.
Writer Boston-based Elizabeth Gehrman has written for Harvard Medicine, the Boston Globe Magazine, Archaeology, and This Old House, among others. She was a freelance editor at Entertainment Weekly when Britney Spears made her debut album, so profiling Spears’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart (“The Man of Steel”), after his big win in freeing the singer from her conservatorship was like coming full circle. “I rarely get a chance to cover entertainment these days,” she says, “so it was fun and interesting to hear Mat’s story. He made it easy to jump right back in.”
Photographer Christopher Churchill’s work has been shown internationally and his clients include Condé Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, and the Wall Street Journal Magazine. “In this issue, meeting Steve Levi (‘Second Acts’) and hearing about his career shift was a reminder that living a full life probably means learning every day,” he says. “Then seeing Angie Isaza-Loaiza (“A Better Life”) start her career with such optimism and positivity was a reminder that how we approach the day matters. It will be exciting to see what they accomplish in the coming years.”
Charles B. Fancher
Writer Charles Fancher is a writer and editor who has worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Detroit Free-Press, where he was the editor of the Sunday magazine. He is also a former lecturer in the School of Communications at Howard University. His profile of Damon Hart (“A Walk on the Tall Side”), chief legal officer and executive vice president of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, presents a lawyer at the top of his professional game whose sense of history and commitment to community have made him a leader and role model for others to follow.