Dan Leers is curator of photography at Carnegie Museum of Art. Leers graduated with a BA from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and an MA from Columbia University. From 2007 to 2011 he was the Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. During his tenure at MoMA, Dan organized the exhibition New Photography 2011: Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Zhang Dali. He was also a curatorial advisor to the 2013 Venice Biennale. From fall 2013 to spring 2015, Dan was an independent curator in New York City during which time he organized six exhibitions and published more than ten articles and essays in Aperture, Frieze, and other publications. Dan started at the Carnegie in May 2015, and Strength in Numbers: Photography in Groups is his first exhibition here.