Robert Hirsch is an artist, curator, educator, and historian. From 1992 to 1998 he was the executive director and chief curator at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y. He has a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA in Visual Arts from Arizona State University.
Hirsch is the author of Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography; Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials, and Processes; Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age; and Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels. He has been a contributing writer for Afterimage, Buffalo Spree, CEPA Journal, and a number of periodicals on the history and techniques of photography.
Hirsch heads Light Research, an organization that provides professional services to the fields of photographic art and education.
He lives and works in Buffalo, N.Y., with his wife, artist and educator Adele Henderson.