About the author(s)
Max Kozloff is one of the leading photography critics working today, and the recipient of numerous prizes and fellowships. Formerly the editor of Art Forum
, he is a prolific writer whose contribution includes the first monograph on Jasper Johns, a book of collected essays entitled, Photography and Fascination
(1978), two further books of essays on the medium, a study of Duane Michals and a history of New York street photography that accompanied a travelling museum show, which he curated in 2002. Kozloff has also taught on numerous photography courses and is a noted photographer himself, having exhibited in the United States, Mexico and India. His passion for portraiture stems from his own visual practice and informs his belief that this genre is photography’s central project.