I am a writer/photographer who has written two books. My most recent, the memoir All I Could Bare: My Life in the Strip Clubs of Gay Washington, D.C. (Atria/Simon & Schuster) was called a "neon-lit tour de force" by the Bay Area Reporter. Publisher's Weekly wrote that Seymour is “unafraid to bare it all” and that “readers will feel [that] they’re in the hands of an expert.”
My first book, the biography Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross (HarperCollins), was hailed as "a sympathetic look at the most popular soul singer of his generation" by the New York Daily News. Critic Michael Eric Dyson called it "elegantly written, effortlessly executed and eloquently delivered."
I have written for numerous publications, including The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Vibe, and Spin. I have also served as the Pop Music Critic for the Buffalo News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In addition to being a writer, I am an accomplished photographer. My work has appeared in numerous national and international publications, including The Washington Post, Chicago's Red Eye, France's Têtu Men and Brazil's A Capa and Junior, among others. I have published many photo books of my work. One of the them, American Boys: A Strip Club Diary, was featured as one of the "best of '09" by Out.com.
I am currently Associate Professor of Journalism at Northern Illinois University, and I have taught writing at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park.
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