Marvin Heiferman is an independent curator and writer focused on the influence of photographic images on culture and history in projects such as WHY WE LOOK on Twitter (2012–present), Photography Changes Everything as part of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative (2008–2012), Fame after Photography at the Museum of Modern Art (1999), Image World: Art and Media Culture at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1989), and The Family of Man 1955–1984 at P.S. 1 (1984). Heiferman has also authored or edited over two dozen books about art, photography, visual culture, and cultural history. He is a contributing editor to Art in America and his articles have appeared in publications such as Artforum, Bookforum, Mousse, ArtNews, Aperture, and BOMB. He serves on the faculty of both the International Center of Photography/Bard College and the School of Visual Art’s MFA programs in photography.