Christopher Phillips is a guest speaker in our Luminary Pulse Series at the Gallery Weekend KL.

Phillips has been a curator at New York’s International Center of Photography since 2000. He has organized manifold thought-provoking exhibitions such as Delmaet and Durandelle: The Construction of the Paris Opera (2001), Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China (2004), and Wang Qingsong: When Worlds Collide (2011) among dozens of others of which the recapitulation might be arduous to transcribe here.

Educated at Rochester and George Eastman House, he first thrived as an editor of Art in America, but later chose to stretch his potentialities by accepting ICP’s invitation to work for them.

Seeing no excuse to take refuge in complacency, Christopher Phillips is also a prolific writer. His books include Photography in the Modern Era: European Documents and Critical Writings, 1913-1940 (1989), The New Vision: Photographs from the Ford Motor Company Collection (with Maria Morris Hambourg, 1989), and Shanghai Kaleidoscope (2008). Regarding teaching, Phillips serves as an adjunct faculty member at New York University and Barnard College, where he grippingly lectures student on the history and criticism of photography.