Raechel Running was born in Flagstaff, AZ, and is of Trinidadian (Chinese and African) and American (French Canadian and Swedish) descent. A published photographer for over twenty-five years, Running's work has been internationally recognized. She exhibits her fine art and enjoys teaching visual literacy. She is currently an artist in residence living bi-nationally between Northern Arizona and Northern Mexico. She continues her visual odyssey creating images that explore the histories and the diverse cultures of the Gran Chichimeca.