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Carl Chiarenza
Date: American artist, educator, art historian, and critic, born 1935
Biography: American photographer, educator, art historian, and critic Carl Chiarenza received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and his doctorate degree from Harvard University in 1973. He has written on Aaron Siskind, taught at Boston University from 1963 through 1986, and is the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art History and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Rochester, where he taught from 1986 to 1998. Chiarenza's work is critical in the history of photography in the second half of the 20th century, and his photographs are included in the public collections of major museums and college and university galleries in the United States as well as countless institutions abroad.