Alise Tifentale is art and photography historian, writer, editor, and curator. She is a PhD candidate in art history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Tifentale is the author of The Photograph as Art in Latvia, 1960–1969 (2011) and numerous articles and book chapters about postwar and contemporary art and photography. Her articles have appeared in PhotoResearcher, CAA.Reviews, Networking Knowledge, ARTMargins, Russian Art & Culture, and other journals. She is the founder of photography magazine Foto Kvartals and was its editor-in-chief (2005–2010). Tifentale has curated several photography-based exhibitions, including the Pavilion of Latvia at the 55th Venice Art Biennale (2013). Since 2013, Tifentale is a researcher at the Cultural Analytics Lab directed by Lev Manovich and based in the Graduate Center, City University of New York. While working at the Lab, she has co-authored research projects about photography on Instagram such as Selfiecity (2014), Selfiecity London (2015), and The Exceptional and the Everyday: 144 hours in Kyiv (2014). Learn more about Tifentale’s published research and exhibition projects online at