Ashley Clark is the curatorial director at the Criterion Collection. Previously, he worked as director of film programming at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and he has curated film series at BFI Southbank, the Museum of Modern Art, TIFF Bell Lightbox, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, among other venues. He has contributed writing to publications including the New York Times, Vulture, Sight & Sound, 4Columns, and Reverse Shot, and he maintains a semi-regular column on nonfiction film, “By Ashley Clark”, for Field of Vision’s Field Notes journal. He is the author of the book Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled” (2015; second edition 2022).