Teju Cole is a photographer, novelist, essayist, and curator. His book Blind Spot was shortlisted for the Paris Photo/ Aperture Award. From 2015 to 2019, he was Photography Critic of the New York Times Magazine, and currently he is a professor in the English Department at Harvard University. He has been a frequent visiting critic in the photography department at Yale University, and has served on numerous juries. His other books include the novel Open City, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Prize, the exhibition catalogue Go Down Moses (for the show he curated at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago) and Fernweh, a photobook documenting his Swiss travels published by MACK. His photography has been the subject of solo exhibitions in cities such as New York City, Milan, Santa Fe and Zürich.
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