Vince Aletti

freelance critic , USA

Vince Aletti reviews photography exhibitions for the New Yorker's ‘Goings on About Town' section and writes a regular column about photo books for Photograph. He contributes occasional features and reviews to Aperture. He was the art editor of The Village Voice from 1994 to 2005, and the paper's photo critic for 20 years. He is the winner of the International Center of Photography's 2005 Infinity Award for writing. Aletti wrote half the essays for Andrew Roth's The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century, and has contributed introductions to numerous other books. Male, a book of photographs and other artwork from Aletti's own collection, was published in 2008. He was a guest curator at the International Center of Photography for the museum's 2009 Year of Fashion. During that time, Aletti curated ‘This Is Not a Fashion Photograph', with work from ICP's collection, and, with Carol Squiers, ‘Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now' and ‘Avedon Fashion 1944-2000'. The Disco Files 1973-1978, a collection of Aletti's weekly columns on disco, was published in 2009. Aletti was one of four curators chosen for the 2010 New York Photo Festival.

Vince Aletti

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