Photographer Larry Sultan (b. 1946) is a professor of art at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He grew up in California's San Fernando Valley, and his work combines the real and the staged to proffer his view of life in suburbia. He has long explored the role of photography in creating families' mythologies, and used his own parents as subjects in this exploration. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to name a few.