Liena Vayzman is an art historian specializing in 20th/21st century art and photography, curator, and photographer. She earned the BA in Art at Vassar College, a Post-Diplome at Ecole Regional des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (France), and the MA and PhD in History of Art at Yale University. She completed her PhD dissertation on Surrealist photographer Claude Cahun. Dr. Vayzman is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts in the Humanities Department at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York. Her critical writing has been published in X-TRA Contemporary Art Journal (LA), Proximity Magazine (Chicago), Art Practical (San Francisco), Huffington Post, Daily Serving, Radical Society, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, SlashSeconds (UK), and Hanatsubaki (Tokyo). Her photographs have been published and exhibited internationally. Most recently, she spoke on a panel about Walker Evans in conjunction with an exhibition of Walker Evans' Subway Portraits at CUNY LaGuardia, published on LaToya Ruby Frazier, wrote the introductory essay for an exhibition by Claude Cahun and Sarah Pucill in London, and presented a series of lectures on the solar eclipse in art and photography at Oregon State University and at Dixon Place in New York. She is drawn to self-portraits, anti-mastery, and photographing Queens at night.