Stan Strembicki is currently a professor in the College of Art at Washington University in St. Louis, where he has taught since 1982. He has exhibited throughout the United States and internationally and has taught in Florence, Italy, since 1990. Strembicki earned his MFA in photography from the California Institute of the Arts in 1977. He was granted a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1993. His work from the Katrina portfolio was recently purchased by the Louisiana State Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and the Kresge Art Museum.
While his Japanese-American family was interned in California during World War II, Gyo Obata, one of the world's leading architects, found a welcoming place to learn and thrive at Washington University.