Grundberg is an art critic, curator, and educator with over 25 years of experience specializing in writing about photography and video within contemporary art. His essays and articles for the New York Times and other publications are collected in Crisis of the Real (Aperture). Other books include Mike and Doug Starn and Alexey Brodovitch. Exhibitions he has organized include Photography and Art: Interactions Since 1946, Ansel Adams: A Legacy, and In Response to Place: Photographs from the Nature Conservancy's Last Great Places. Awards include an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography and a Leica Medal of Excellence for writing.