As Michael S. Roth wrote in his review in The Washington Post, “The maturation of Grundberg as a renowned critic coincides with the maturation of photography as an art form and its conquest of the art market. With this fine book, he has given us a personal yet balanced account of how pictures define some of us and how we define some of them.”

In this episode of our podcast, we talk with Andy Grundberg about his fine new book, tracing photography’s meteoric rise within the 1970s and 1980s contemporary art scene.