Duane Michals is one of the most intriguing photographers of the 20th century. Born in 1932 and raised in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in a steelworker family, Michals was a pioneer in the 1960s when he broke away from established traditions of documentary and fine art photography. Rather than respecting the primacy of the photographic print, Michals added handwritten messages and poems to the paper surface. Instead of accepting the dominance of a powerful single image, he created sequences of multiple images to convey visual narratives. He has always considered himself a storyteller.