Pradip Malde is a professor of art at the University of the South and a photographer. Much of his own work considers the experience of loss and how it serves as a catalyst for regeneration. Believing that beauty and hope are intertwined, his studio practice and teaching consider how best to use these experiences to bring about meaningful communication and expression. He teaches classes in photography, documentary photography and electronic media. Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 1980, he has lived and worked as a photographic artist and teacher in Scotland and Tennessee. Malde has exhibited in Europe and the USA, and has works in numerous collections including the Princeton University Museum, Princeton, NJ; Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. He is currently working with students from the Episcopal University of Haiti in Port Au Prince, on a documentary photographic project about community action and citizenship.