BRUCE ROBERTS was born February 4, 1930 in Mount Vernon, New York. He obtained a BS degree from New York University before joining the Air Force in 1951. He then pursued graduate studies at the University of Florida in Tampa. In 1954, Roberts became a reporter for the Tampa Tribune, which led to his life-long career in documentary photography, capturing some of the most prominent moments in American history. He held several prominent positions including Director of Photography and Senior Travel Photographer for Southern Living Magazine. He was named Southern Photographer of the Year in both 1959 and 1961, and won first place in the National Press Photographers Association News Pictures Competition in 1959, 1960, and 1961. His photographs have appeared on over thirty books, some of which the artist wrote himself. Bruce Roberts currently lives with his wife, Cheryl, in coastal North Carolina.