Ken Schles was born 1960 in Brooklyn, NY. His books are
considered "intellectual milestones in photography." (Süddeutsche
Zeitung). A New History of Photography (2008) was a finalist for
the 2009 Rencontres d'Arles Photographie Contemporary Book Award
and was on several "best of year" lists. Photonews (Germany) called
The Geometry of Innocence (2001), "simply breathtaking. A
photographic masterpiece." Vince Aletti in the New Yorker called
his book Invisible City (2001), "hellishly brilliant." Invisible
City, exhibited in MoMA's More Than One Photography exhibition, was
also a New York Times notable book and included in M+M Auer's
survey of photographic books. Oculus, his fourth monograph,
explores the relationship between images, perception and memory,
and will be published in November 2011 by Aurora Borealis, an
imprint of Noorderlicht.
Ken Schles is a NYFA Fellow.