|Born||Portsmouth, New Hampshire,
Papageorge started taking photographs in 1962 as an English literature major at the University of New Hampshire.
Since 1979, Papageorge has directed the graduate photography department at the Yale University School of Art, where his students have included Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Lois Conner, Abelardo Morell, Andrew Bush, Susan Lipper, Gregory Crewdson, An-My Le, Anna Gaskell, Steve Giovinco, and Katy Grannan.
In the summer of 2007, Steidl published Passing Through Eden, a collection of images he took over 25 years in Central Park. In the fall of 2007, Aperture published American Sports, 1970: Or How We Spent the War in Vietnam. This volume features photographs Papageorge took during his 1970 Guggenheim Fellowship. 
|“||This ridiculous-seeming activity of walking along the street and lifting up a little camera is so powerful, so complicated, and so resistant to being mastered. If I had the choice between doing that and sitting in an office somewhere … Are you kidding?||”|
- Tod Papageorge: Passing Through Eden (Steidl, 2007) ISBN 3-86521-374-X
- Tod Papageorge: American Sports, 1970: Or How We Spent the War in Vietnam (Aperture, 2007) ISBN 978-1-59711-050-1
- Tod Papageorge: OPERA Città.(Punctum Editions,Rome 2010) ISBN 978-88-95410-24-1 (Distribution for USA by DAP. Distribution for Austria,Germany,Switzerland,the Netherlands by Visual Books Berlin)
- Tod Papageorge: Core Curriculum: Writings on Photography (Aperture, 2011) ISBN 978-1-59711-172-0
- Woodward, Richard B. (Fall 2006). "Tod Papageorge (interview)". BOMB magazine, issue 97. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
- Robert Ayers (April 24, 2008). Tod Papageorge. ARTINFO. Retrieved 2008-05-14.
- "Tod Papageorge (faculty bio)". Yale University School of Art. Retrieved 2007-07-04.
4. Opera Città. ISBN 978-88-95410-24-1.Punctum Editions Rome 2010(Distribution in A,CH,D,NL:Visual Books Berlin)