Rusty Zimmerman is the Founder/Artist of the Free Portrait Project, and the portrait artist to Governor Andrew Cuomo. His 200 portraits from life and recorded oral histories of Crown Heights residents exhibited at Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children's Museum, and Brooklyn Borough Hall. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic's CityLab, and the Saatchi Gallery Magazine in London. He has lectured at Wellesley and Long Island University, and will lecture at Harvard in the Fall. Zimmerman lives and works in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.