Teju Cole (b. 1975, Kalamazoo, Michigan, raised in Lagos, Nigeria) writes the column “On Photography” for the New York Times Magazine. His publications—named books of the year by the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, NPR, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and Time—have received PEN awards, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Internationaler Literaturpreis. He exhibits, publishes, and lectures widely, including a solo exhibition at Fondazione Forma per la fotografia in Milan in 2016.
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