PhD, Northwestern University
Greg Foster-Rice is an art historian specializing in the history, theory, and criticism of photography. As a teacher he is engaged in a wide range of photographic media and their relationships to a variety of contexts (artistic, cinematic, commercial, photojournalistic, and scientific). His current research focuses these interests towards the intersection of photography and issues of urbanism, landscape, and/or ecology. He also writes more generally about art and visual culture of the 20th and 21st centuries.
He received his BA in Art/Art History/History from Rice University, Houston, Texas and his PhD in Art History from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Foster-Rice is the recipient of numerous grants, including a Henry Luce/ACLS Fellowship and a Terra Foundation for American Art/Lloyd Lewis Fellowship in American Art History at the Newberry Library (2009-10). His most recent publication is the anthology Reframing the New Topographics, co-edited with John Rohrbach (Center for American Places, 2011). He is currently working on a project about the representation of cities in crisis That focuses on New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles from the different perspectives of activists, artists, photographers, and urban planners during the 1960s-70s.