Marvin Heiferman, an independent curator and writer, organizes projects about photography and visual culture for institutions that include the Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, International Center of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the New Museum.
A contributing editor to Art in America, Heiferman has written for numerous museums, galleries, publications, catalogs, blogs, and magazines including The New York Times, Gagosian Gallery, CNN, Artforum, Design Observer, Aperture, and BOMB. His most recent book is Photography Changes Everything (Aperture, 2012). Author and editor of over two dozen books on photography and visual culture, Heiferman is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Art, Design & Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; core faculty member in the ICP/Bard College MFA Program in Advanced Photographic Studies; and on the faculty of the School of Visual Art’s MFA Program in Photography, Video and Related Media. Entries in his online project, WHY WE LOOK, tweeted daily and also posted on Facebook, track breaking stories about photography, imaging, and visual culture.