Dan Solomon (b. 1957) was born in New York City and studied English and History at Columbia University. After college, Danny started collecting photography and built an eclectic collection of 250 photograph ranging from the beginnings of photography through contemporary art that is now at the National Gallery of Art. He also has curated many exhibitions both historical (Muybridge, Stieglitz, Atget) and contemporary exhibitions like Surveying the Terrain focusing on artists who use photography. He has also established a publishing imprint that publishes artist’s books with artists including Idris Khan, Giorgia Valli, and Jungjin Lee.