Maurice Berger

1994 Vera List Center Fellow
Maurice Berger is a writer, cultural historian, and curator whose work focuses on the intersection of race and visual culture. He is research professor and chief curator at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. "Race Stories," his column for the New York Times, explores the relationship of photography to race-related concepts and social issues not usually covered in mainstream media. His writings have appeared in Artforum, Art in America, Aperture, National Geographic, Village Voice, Brooklyn Rail, PEN America, Wired, and the Los Angeles Times. His books include White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999), a finalist for the Horace Mann Bond Book Award of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard, and For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights (Yale, 2010). Berger was a 1994 Fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.