Fred Ritchin is professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He was picture editor of The New York Times Magazine (1978-82), executive editor of Camera Arts magazine (1982-83), and founding director of the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program at the International Center of Photography (1983-86). Ritchin has written After Photography (soon to be published in paperback as well as in translation in Chinese, French, Korean and Spanish) and In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography. His essays have appeared in other books such as In Our Time: The World As Seen By Magnum Photographers, An Uncertain Grace: The Photographs of Sebastiao Salgado, Mexico Through Foreign Eyes: Photographs, 1850-1990, Sahel: End of the Road, and Under Fire: Great Photographers and Writers in Vietnam. He is currently writing a book, Outside the Frame, on photography and human rights, and also writes the blog Ritchin was recently named a curator at the New York Photo Festival, 2010.