Lauren Walsh

The New School

Professor of visual culture studies and journalism at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. I'm coeditor of The Future of Text and Image (2012) and editor of the forthcoming Macondo (2017), a photo book documenting the long-term conflict in Colombia. I'm Project Editor for Lost Rolls America, a national public archive of photography and memory. I've published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Photography and Culture, the Romanic Review, the New Republic, the Journal of American History, Hyperallergic, and the “About Images” series of Nomadikon: The Bergen Center of Visual Culture, among others, and has articles in numerous anthologies. I've appeared on CNN as a scholar of photography and digital culture as well as in the documentary 9/11: Ten Years Later. I've also has curated photography shows at The Gallatin Galleries in New York City.

My research focuses on questions of memory and visual media, and she is particularly interested in the politics and ethics of photography, with a specialty in conflict photography. My book in progress, Conversations on Conflict Photography, focuses on coverage of war and humanitarian crises. My other current project, Biography of a Photo, is a documentary film about two iconic photos of conflict; the film is co-directed with award-winning photographer Ron Haviv. I have a PhD from Columbia University.