Visiting Professor of Writing and Photography
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Written Arts
Biography:Author of The Other Paris (2014), 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, and Vik Muniz, among others. Essays in New York Review of Books, New York Times Magazine, many others. Awards: Cullman Fellowship, NYFA Fellowship, Infinity Award In Writing from the International Center of Photography, Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Grammy Award (for album notes). At Bard since 1999.
Location: Shafer House
Office: Room 203