David Deitcher is a New York–based art historian, critic, and independent curator. His essays have appeared in periodicals such as Artforum, Art in America, the Village Voice, Frieze, Parkett, and Canadian Art, as well as in numerous anthologies and in monographs on such artists as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Wolfgang Tillmans, Isaac Julien, and Roy Lichtenstein.
He is the editor of The Question of Equality: Lesbian and Gay Politics in America Since Stonewall (Scribner, 1995), and author of Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840–1917 (Abrams, 2001), which won a 2001 Lambda Literary Foundation Book Award. Deitcher was curator of the exhibition based on that book, which appeared at the International Center of Photography in New York during the spring of 2001. He recently organized a new version of that exhibition, which opened in March at the Kulturhuset in Stockholm. His exhibition Alan B. Stone and the Senses of Place opened at San Francisco Camerawork in June 2008. A new exhibition that addresses the same material opens at New York's International Center of Photography in January 2010. In addition to teaching at the University of Rochester and the California Institute of the Arts, from 1992 until 2005 he taught contemporary art history and critical theory at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Since 2003, he has been core faculty at the International Center of Photography/Bard College Program in Advanced Photographic Studies.