Fred Ritchin is the director of PixelPress (, creating web sites, books and exhibitions investigating new documentary and promoting human rights. He is the author of After Photography, In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography (1990, 1999). He is also the co-author of An Uncertain Grace: The Photographs of Sebastiao Salgado (1990); In Our Time: The World As Seen by Magnum Photographers (1989); and Mexico Through Foreign Eyes (1993). Fred is the former picture editor of Horizon magazine and the New York Times Magazine, former executive editor of Camera Arts magazine and the  founding director of the photojournalism and documentary photography educational program, International Center of Photography. He was the curator of such exhibits as Contemporary Latin American Photographers (1987); An Uncertain Grace: The Photographs of Sebastiao Salgado (1990); The Legacy of W. Eugene Smith: Twelve Photographers in the Humanistic Tradition (1991). He was the co-curator of Mexico Through Foreign Eyes: Photographs, 1850-1990 (1992). Fred has contributed essays and articles on mass media and digital communications to several books, including Under Fire: Great Photographers and Writers on the Vietnam War (2005); Sahel: Man in Distress (2004); The Critical Image (1990); Photo Video: Photography in the Age of the Computer (1991); A New History of Photography (1994); National Geographic Photos: Milestones (1999); and to periodicals and catalogs, including Aperture, Camera Arts, Le Monde, The New York Times, Newsday, Nieman Reports, Print, Xposeptember, XXIst Century, and the Village Voice. He is the former series editor of Image and Imagination (Syracuse University Press). Fred is the recipient of the Presidential Fellowship for Junior Faculty (1994), Markle Foundation grant (1993-1994), and Hasselblad Foundation grant (1999) for the future web project Witnessing and the Web: An Experiment in Documentary Photography. In 1995, he was awarded the David Payne-Carter Award for Teaching Excellence. Fred was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service by the New York Times for the Web site, Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace (1997). He also created the first multimedia version of the daily New York Times. PixelPress was awarded “best multimedia/interactive publication” by Pictures of the Year International. Fred lectures and conducts workshops internationally on new media and documentary.