Mark Hewko is a freelance photographer specializing in documentary photography and photojournalism for the Village Voice newspaper. He's traveled extensively throughout the world and has covered stories from Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to independent motels owned by Indian-Americans in the United States. His work has appeared in numerous U.S. publications and has been exhibited widely throughout New York City. In 2009 he was a 'People Portrait' finalist for the Masters Cup of Photography, and in 2013 a 'Travel Portrait' winner in Photo District News magazine. Beginning in 2014, a portion of the Indian-American motel project will be included in the 'Beyond Bollywood' exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC and will travel throughout the United States for the next 5 years.