Nicholas Mirzoeff

Nicholas Mirzoeff is a visual activist, working at the intersection of politics and global/digital visual culture. In 2017, his book The Appearance of Black Lives Matter was published as a free ebook by NAME Publications and then in 2018 it came out as a limited edition hard-cover with a graphic essay by Carl Pope and a poem by Karen Pope. His book How To See The World was published by Pelican in the UK (2015) and by Basic Books in the United States (2016). Mirzoeff is considered one of the founders of the academic discipline of visual culture, with books like An Introduction to Visual Culture (1999/2009) and The Visual Culture Reader (1998/2002/2012). His book The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality (2011) won the Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship from the Society of Cinema and Media Studies in 2013.