Emily Bills


Emily Bills is an educator, curator, and author with research interests in urban history and architectural photography. She is Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Urban Studies program at The New School in New York and directs the development of new sustainability programs for Woodbury University in Burbank, CA. In her former role as managing director of the Julius Shulman Institute she collaborated on exhibitions featuring photographers Hélène Binet, Pedro E. Guerrero, Catherine Opie, and Richard Barnes, among others. Emily is the coauthor of California Captured: Marvin Rand Mid-Century Modern Architecture (Phaidon, 2018), and the author of Wayne Thom: Photographing the Late Modern (The Monacelli Press, 2020). She is currently curating an exhibition on Thom’s work for the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, CA which opens in October, 2022.