Laurence Salzmann, a native of Philadelphia, has worked as a photographer/filmmaker since the late 1960's. His projects include social commentaries on little known groups in America and abroad. They range from a study of the residents of Single Room Occupancy Hotels in New York City, Philadelphia Mummers, Jews of Rãdãuţi (Romania), Transhumant Shepherds of Transylvania. Wrestlers and dancers in Cuba. His work has appeared in New York Times Sunday Magazine, New Yorker, GEO and Natural History magazines.
His most recent project is a documentary film and photographic essay entitled Echeleganas that describes the life left behind by undocumented workers from the State of Puebla, Mexico, who now work in the United States.