Dru Donovan (b. St. Paul, MN) received a BFA in photography from California College of the Arts in 2004 and an MFA in photography from Yale School of Art in 2009, where she was awarded the Richard Benson prize for excellence. Her work has been included in reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, and in the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. In 2011 TBW Books published her first book, Lifting Water. She was one of the 2011-2012 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace residents and was appointed lecturer in photography at Yale in 2011. Donovan lives and works in Portland, OR.