Christopher Dawson was born in New York City, where he currently lives and works. The Coverage series chronicles the back-drop to today’s 24-hour news cycle. Dawson uses a 4x5 inch view camera to chronicle “the peculiar scene unfolding at these places, where one individual - of real or questionable importance – is thrust to the forefront of the nation’s attention.” Dawson has covered events such as Michael Jackson’s molestation trial in Santa Monica California, Britney Spears’ custody hearing in Los Angeles, Jerry Falwell’s funeral in Lynchburg, Virginia, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to New York City. Although each picture in Coverage is titled after its famous subject, he or she is always absent from the frame. Coverage was awarded a 2012 New York Photo Award and was selected for the 2011 Critical Mass Top 50. Dawson’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and la Maison Européenne de la Photographie, among others.