Mentoring is like karma: What goes around comes around. When asked to name his own artistic influences, Todd Baxter—interviewed by his former interns in the fall 2014 issue of American Photo On Campus—cites Thomas Barrow, with whom Baxter studied at the University of New Mexico. "He challenged his students to think of photography in new and unexpected ways," Baxter recalls. "Tom is a boundary-pusher with his own work. As a teacher, he encouraged experimental processes, but he always stood back and let students find their own directions."