Debbie Fleming Caffery is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. She is highly regarded for her work in both fine art and documentary photography and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. She is a winner of the Lou Stoumen Award (1996), the Governor of Louisiana's Award for Excellence in the Arts and a Katrina Media Fellowship, George Soros Foundation, 2006. Debbie has chronicled the Louisiana sugar industry in her book entitled, Carry Me Home, published by the Smithsonian Press, 1990. Her photographs are included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Bibliotecque Nationale in Paris. A new book of her work of images of children has been published by Coedition Filigranes Editions, as part of a series they are publishing entitled L'Oiseau Rare. Twin Palms Press has published a monograph of her work, entitled The Shadows and her most recent book, entitled Polly.