Visiting Professor of Writing and Photography
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Written Arts
Biography:Author of Folk Photography (2009), Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990–2005 (2007), Walker Evans (2001), The Factory of Facts (1998), Evidence (1992), and Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York (1991). Coeditor, O.K. You Mugs (1999); editor and translator, Novels in Three Lines, by Félix Fénéon (2007). Introductions to books by Georges Simenon, Emile Zola, A. J. Liebling, Paul Auster, Weegee, Stephen Crane, Vik Muniz, among others. Essays in New York Review of Books, New York Times Magazine, many others. Awards: Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Grammy Award (for album notes). At Bard since 1999.