Suzie Chafin was born hearing to two profoundly deaf parents, Margie and John Coggins-Peckham who met at Galludet University, a hearing impaired college for the deaf in Washington, D.C. Truly bi-lingual and bi-cultural, Suzie understands the Deaf community and culture as one who actively lived and breathed this world. Translating from an early age, American Sign Language was Suzie's first language giving her a breadth of understanding of this complex language and community.
Photographer John Grindstaff is former chair of the art department at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC and currently a professor of photography at this renowned university for the deaf. He regularly exhibits his woork at galleries in Washington, DC. As a student he completed an internship with renowned portrait photographer Annie Liebovitz.