Paul Reyes is the editor of VQR, where, in addition to overseeing the magazine's art direction, he edits a variety of content, including photographic portfolios, fiction, reporting, and criticism. Before joining VQR, he was a senior editor at The Oxford American (2002–2009). He is the author of Exiles in Eden: Life Among the Ruins of Florida’s Great Recession (2010). He has published several articles in VQR, including “Opportunity Knocks,” his essay about the Miami organization Take Back the Land, which was a finalist for a Harry Chapin Media Award. His writing—which has appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, andThe Oxford American—has also earned him a nomination for a National Magazine Award in Feature Writing as well as a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.