Robert Hirsch is an artist, curator, and author of Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960; Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography; Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age; Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials, and Processes; and Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels.
He has published scores of articles about visual culture and interviewed numerous eminent imagemakers. Hirsch was Associate Editor for Photovision and Digital Camera magazines and a contributing writer for Afterimage, exposure, The History of Photography, LightWork, The Photo Review, Photo Technique, and World Book Encyclopedia among others.
Hirsch’s work has been exhibited in over 200 solo and group shows. His projects include: Manifest Destiny & The American West, Unseen Terror: The Bomb, Other Bogeymen, and a Culture of Fear, Shining Brow: Frank Lloyd Wright, The Sky is Falling – Seeing Ghosts: 911, and The Sixties Cubed: A Counter Culture of Images. His installation, World in a Jar: War and Trauma, has traveled to over a dozen venues around the world and is now in the Burchfield-Penney Art Center Collection in Buffalo, NY. A past Executive Director of CEPA Gallery, Hirsch currently operates Light Research. More at: www.lightresearch.net