Alise Tifentale is a PhD candidate in art history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Tifentale is the founder of photography magazine Foto Kvartals and was its editor-in-chief (2005–2010). She is the author of The Photograph as Art in Latvia, 1960–1969 (2011), co-curator of the Pavilion of Latvia at the 55th Venice Art Biennale (2013), and author of numerous articles and book chapters about postwar photography and art. Her articles have appeared in Networking Knowledge, ARTMargins, Photoresearcher, and other journals. Tifentale is also a researcher at the Cultural Analytics Lab, based in the Graduate Center.