Philip Clapham edits the Compass section. Born in California and dragged to the Lone Star State as an adolescent, Philip is equal parts Angeleno and Texan. Ten years in New York City added a whole lot of Harlem to the mix. Philip discovered the power of storytelling while working for The New York Times‘ Lens column. An alumnus of The University of Texas and graduate of the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at the City University of New York, Philip is also a portrait photographer and fiction writer. When not making portraits (or suffering writer’s block), Philip enjoys travel, genealogy research (determined to break through the “Antebellum Wall”), re-reading Baldwin and Morrison, and weekend binges of America’s Next Top Model.