Bard Faculty

Gilles Peress

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Photography

Primary Academic Program: Human Rights

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Photography


Studies at Institut d’Etudes Politiques (1966–68) and UniversitĂ© de Vincennes (1968–71), France. Artist, working in photography, film, video, new media. Work included in solo and group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, International Center of Photography, P.S. 1 (all in New York); Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; many others. Recipient of fellowships and grants from Guggenheim Foundation (1992–93), National Endowment for the Arts (1992, 1984, 1979), Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2002), among others. Recent books include Haines (Actes Sud, 2004), A Village Destroyed (UC Press, 2002), and The Graves: Srebrenica and Vukovar (1998). Has had long association with Magnum Photos, serving twice as president and three times as vice president of Magnum New York. Portfolios of his work published in New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, London Sunday Times Magazine, Paris Match, Aperture, Life. At Bard since 2008.


Phone: 845-758-6822
Department: Arts