Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California, Deborah Klochko has over twenty-five years experience in photography museums as an educator, director, and curator. Klochko has curated over thirty exhibitions; was executive editor of See, an award-winning journal of visual culture; and is the founder of Speaking of Light: Oral Histories of American Photographers.
She is the co-author of Moment of Seeing: Minor White at the California School of Fine Arts and Create and Be Recognized: Photography on the Edge. She is the author and curator of Picturing Eden, Nancy Newhall: A Literacy of Images and Streetwise: Masters of 60s Photography. Her most recent curatorial effort is Face to Face: Works from the Bank of America Collection.
Formerly the director of The Friends of Photography, located at the Ansel Adams Center, she has also worked at the California Museum of Photography; the International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York; and the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Klochko received her Master of Arts in Teaching, Museum Education at George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Visual Studies Workshop (SUNY) in Rochester, New York.