Dr. Spruill, born in Plymouth, North Carolina is a photographer, scholar, educator, theologian, and community activist. These photographs are reflective of his thirst for new perspectives on the human condition. For forty years he has quietly photographed his unique life’s journey. His academic and pedagogical achievements are public record and have stood the test of time. His doctoral thesis on photojournalism has been used in award-winning documentaries and historical publications. He chose to be a member of the academy without an institutional assignment. His commitment to serving small communities with the skills and gifts of doctoral training is an unusual sacrifice in our day. For decades these private images were shared with intimate family, friends, local photographers and artists. WHOSE EYES ARE OPEN, a forty-year retrospective book of photographs allows everyone who desires - to see the world as he does. He is currently a professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and is writing a cookbook and novel about the early African presence in Westchester County, New York.