My name is Mark Rice. I am the Chair of American Studies at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. I’m the author of Through the Lens of the City: NEA Photography Surveys of the 1970s (UP of Mississippi, 2005), and several scholarly articles, the most recent of which is “Dean Worcester’s Photographs, American National Identity, and National Geographic Magazine,” Australasian Journal of American Studies 31:2 (2012). This article is based on a book I have forthcoming about the photography of Dean Worcester.
Update (July 21, 2014): My book on the photography of Dean Worcester, titled, Dean Worcester’s Fantasy Islands: Photography, Film, and the Colonial Philippines, is now available.
Ranking America is a site for finding information about how the U.S. compares to other countries in a variety of categories. I make every effort to report the data accurately, and I welcome anyone pointing out whatever inadvertent mistakes I may make.
Ranking America is also an exercise in absurdism, and I hope that some users of the site appreciate that side of it.