Nayland Blake is an artist. They were born in 1960 in New York City and live there now, after taking a fourteen year sojourn in California. From 2002 to 2020 they served as the chair at the ICP/Bard MFA program at the International Center of Photography. Currently they are the Co-Director of the Studio Arts Program at Bard College. For ten years, they shared their home with Lehigh, a very self possessed Boston Terrier. In 2005 they paid off their student loans. Here is their wikipedia entry.
For a brief official Bio and photograph go here.
You can write them at naylandblake at gmail.
Here is some additional writing about them: