Grant is an Okie who followed his grandfather on the well-worn Dust Bowl path to seek fame and fortune in Southern California. He was a writer for various newspapers and news agencies before picking up a camera in 2010. He has reported from most countries in the former Soviet Union, Israel, Iraq and Kosovo. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Associated Press and a lot of other places. His biggest regret is taking four years of Latin instead of Spanish in high school.