Phillip Prodger is an art historian, writer, curator and head of the photography department at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, the oldest art museum in North America. With over 850,000 photographs in its collection dating to the year of photography’s invention in 1839, the Peabody Essex is one of the country’s most important centers for the exhibition and study of photography. Trained as a curator of prints, drawings, and photographs, Phillip previously worked at the National Gallery of Canada, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. Phillip’s writings on art and photography have been published in nine languages. He received his Ph.D. in history of art from Cambridge University. He also holds a B.A. from Williams College and a Master’s from Stanford University.