Tony Mendoza is a professor in the Department of Art's Photography program. He has received three NEA photography Fellowships, a Guggenheim Photography Fellowship, and five Ohio Arts Council Fellowships in three separate disciplines; photography, creative writing, and video. His books include Cuba: Going Back, a picture and text account of his first trip back to Cuba after 36 years of exile, Stories, an autobiography using pictures and short stories, and Ernie, a book about Ernie, a cat. His documentary videos, Cuba: Going Back and My Father's Lunch, have been shown at the New York Video Festival in Lincoln Center. Professor Mendoza's focus on documentation features an emphasis on storytelling and a personal approach to subject matter.