Alan Rapp writes, edits, and develops books in the fields of photography, architecture, and design. He has contributed writing to Modern Painters, the Photobook Review, Wired Design, Dwell, Urban Omnibus, and numerous other publications. In 2011 he was US editor of DomusWeb International upon its English-language launch, and served as managing editor of the New City Reader, a weekly newspaper about the convergence of information space and urban space, whose editorial office was installed in the galleries of the New Museum in 2010.
A native New Yorker, Ken Schles has written for Aperture and was a foreign correspondent for the FOAM museum blog. His books are considered “intellectual milestones in photography” (Süddeutsche Zeitung). Oculus was selected a best photobook of 2011. A New History of Photography: The World Outside and the Pictures In Our Heads was a finalist for the Rencontres d'Arles Photographie Contemporary Book Award. Schles is a NYFA Fellow. His work is represented in more than 100 library and museum collections throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, Museo D'Arte Contemporanea and LACMA. He studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art with William Gedney, Reuben Kadish, Hans Haacke, and Martha Rosler. He was also a student of the legendary Lisette Model at the New School for Social Research.