Fred Ritchin

Fred Ritchin is Dean Emeritus of the School at the International Center of Photography, former picture editor of the New York Times Magazine, and former professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. At NYU, he also taught at ITP (the Interactive Telecommunications Program) and co-founded the Photography and Human Rights Program.

Ritchin created the first multimedia version of the New York Times in 1994-95, and in 1996 conceived and edited the online non-linear documentary, “Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace,” photographed by Gilles Peress, which the Times nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in public service. His open-source software, the Four Corners Project is available for photographers wanting to add context to their images.

Ritchin has written three books on the future of imaging, including In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography (1990), After Photography (2008), and Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen (2013). He is currently writing The Synthetic Eye, to be published by Thames & Hudson in 2024.

Photo credit: Eman Helal

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