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Andrew Moisey



Assistant Professor of History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University

Andrew Moisey


Andrew Moisey earned his PhD in Film & Media from UC Berkeley in 2014. He is currently an assistant professor of History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, Indiana University, and at Rutgers University, where he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Cultural Analysis in 2015. His current project, Before Photography, is about the relationship between viewer and world in early modern pictures of real, historical places, and shows how modern artists, by giving photographic form to theory, have turned taken pictures into world pictures.

His first book project, The American Fraternity, was one of the bestselling photobooks of 2018, and topped several “best of the year” lists, including those from The British Journal of Photography, The Guardian, TIME, and Buzzfeed. The work is now touring Europe as part of the Barbican’s heralded Masculinities exhibit. His academic articles have appeared in Critical Inquiry, Qui Parle, The Burlington Magazine (forthcoming), and elsewhere.