Project: Focusing on Home: Chansonetta Stanley Emmons’ Maine
Libby MacDonald Bischof is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Collaboration and Development at the University of Southern Maine, where she teaches courses in US Social and Cultural History, Maine History, Photography and Visual Culture. She is the co-author of Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015 (Down East Books and the Maine Historical Society, 2016) and Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940 (Yale, 2011), with Susan Danly. Her work on photographic history has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and Research Center for American Modernism, the Center for Creative Photography, the Beinecke Library at Yale, the Peter Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research, the Maine Women Writers Collection at UNE, and the USM Faculty Senate.
Project: The Little House from the Better Homes in America booklet (1934)
Kristina Borrman is a PhD student in the Art History Department at the University of California at Los Angeles. Her research concerns the separate but overlapping histories of private developers and public agencies who participated in building and improving houses in the United States.
Project: In Love With the Dark, photographs and writings by Penny Lee Brogden
I started making photographs in the 1960s photographing Bay Area Dance (S.F. Ballet and Margaret Jenkins). In the 70s and 80s, I began to use the larger format cameras to do studio work, exploring different processes including negative solarization, chemical "painting", hand coloring, and cyanotype. In 2009, I started using a digital camera.
Solo and group shows include SFMOMA and Nicholas Roerich Museum in NYC. I have work in the permanent collections of The Peter Palmquist Women in Photography Archive at The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale University) and The Bibiotheque Nationale, Paris. In 2016, I completed In Trinity's Shadow about living with the after effects of the 1945 Trinity A-bomb test exploded in New Mexico. It is a folded book 13"W x 19" H with 15 archival pigment prints in a limited edition of 15. In 2017, I attended the Scuola di Grafica in Venice, Italy and that is leading me to explore the centuries of war that occurred there as Venice developed her position of maritime power and wealth in the world. I live and work in Berkeley.
Project: Creation of the Palmquist/Yale Digital Collection at Humboldt State University
Edie Butler is a certified archivist, now retired, who finished her career at the Humboldt State University Library. She was very familiar with the vast size and the amazing breadth of Peter Palmquist’s collection of images from northwest California. Her deep commitment to preserving all aspects of regional history for research close to “home” guided her to seek first the working negative collection that had been a mainstay of Palmquist’s studio, and then digital copies of additional images from the Peter Palmquist Collection that is now at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Today these images comprise the Palmquist (Peter E.) Working Photograph Collection and the Palmquist/Yale Digital Collection at the Humboldt State University Library.
Since retiring, Butler continues volunteer work on the Humboldt Watershed Council Video Collection. Due to deterioration, severe in some instances, the collection requires reformatting before it can be donated to a repository. She continues volunteer consulting with Ina and Noel Harris about the future of their collections, and serves as a volunteer researcher for the Arcata Playhouse. She is a volunteer archivist for the Historic Sites Society of Arcata and the Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild.
Project: Margaret Hasluck, a Scottish Photographer in Albania
Loïc Chauvin is a publisher of photography books, tourist guides, etc. He is also a photographer who covered the embassy crisis in Tirana, 1990, for the Sygma agency and has had photographs published in Paris Match, Time, etc.
Christian Raby is a professor of philosophy and a photographer who taught at the University of Chicago Center in Paris. He was the grand prize winner (black and white) of the Ilford Jury, 1992.
Loïc Chauvin started researching Albanian photography in 1990, and that research formed the basis for his book, Albanie, visages des Balkans, in 1995. Since 2006, he has continued to explore Albanian photography collections, with the help of Christian Raby. Together, they have published three more books and organized more than a dozen exhibitions on Albanian photography in France, Albania, Belgium and Croatia.
Project: "This was Paris in 1970:" Amateur Photographers and Parisian History
Catherine E. Clark is a cultural historian who specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century France and visual culture. She holds a Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of Southern California and is currently Assistant Professor of French Studies and Class of 1947 Career Development Professor in the department of Global Studies and Languages at MIT.
Project: Betty Nettis Bennett
Photojournalist Nancy Clendaniel is best known for her work as the house photographer for The Beverly Theatre, in Beverly Hills, CA. For nearly a decade, (1980-89), Nancy photographed legendary musical artists including Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Count Basie, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cyndi Lauper and Tina Turner. During the 1980s, Nancy also worked as photographer for two of the top radio stations in Los Angeles: KRLA and KIIS FM. This led to her working with KIIS-FM’s top jock, Rick Dees, and spending over 8 years as personal photographer for KRLA’s legendary disc jockey, Wolfman Jack.
Clendaniel is now based in Seattle and, in addition to her work in the music industry, specializes in theatrical, travel, and editorial photography.
Project: From Commerce to Art: American Women Photographers 1850-1900
Margaret Denny received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010 with her dissertation From Commerce to Art: American Women Photographers 1850-1900. She has taught courses in art history and the history of photography at colleges and universities in Chicago, Illinois. Her area of specialization is photo history with a research concentration on women in commercial photography in America and Great Britain.
Denny has presented papers at national and international conferences and published several essays on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photography including: “Mrs. Alfred Broom’s Interesting ‘Snap Shot’ Post Cards” in Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom, exhibition catalog Museum of London (London: Philip Wilson Publishers, 2015); “Catharine Weed Barnes Ward: Advocate for Victorian Women Photographers,” History of Photography, 36:2 (May 2012); “Royals, Royalties and Remuneration: American and British Women Photographers in the Victorian Era,” Women’s History Review, 18: 5 (November 2009).
Project: A Complete Picture of California: the three hundred daguerreotypes by Robert H. Vance in 1850-1851.
Gary W. Ewer is a photo-historian conducting independent research regarding all aspects of the daguerreotype. His focus is working with original source texts. He has been a contributor to The Daguerreian Society Annual as well as occasionally speaking at their annual symposiums. He hosts the website: The Daguerreotype: an archive of source texts, graphics, and ephemera, the research archive of Gary W. Ewer regarding the history of the daguerreotype.
Project: Priests of the Sun: Photography and Faith
Kara just finished her doctorate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Currently she is Curatorial Assistant in the Photography department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Most recently she worked at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, and in 2014 she worked at the New York Public Library on the exhibition Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography.
Project: The Photography of Edith Tudor-Hart (1908–1973)
Duncan Forbes is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, University of Westminster, London. He was previously Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur and Senior Curator of Photography at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Recent exhibitions and publications include Provoke: Between Protest and Performance – Japanese Photography 1960–1975, (2016); Beastly/Tierisch, (2015); Manifeste! Eine andere Geschichte der Fotografie, (2014); and Edith Tudor-Hart: In the Shadow of Tyranny, (2013). He is based between Los Angeles and London.
Project: Eva Watson-Schutze: Her Photo-Secession Years
Carole Glauber, a photographer and photo-historian, is the recipient of research fellowships from the Winterthur Museum, Oregon Humanities, and the Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research. She has received grants from the Portland Regional Arts and Culture Council, Northwest Women’s History Project, and the National Coalition of Independent Scholars.
Project: With Citrus Came Cameras: Riverside’s First Photographers, 1881-1899
Leigh Gleason is the Curator of Collections at the California Museum of Photography (CMP), part of the University of California, Riverside. She holds a BA in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; a MA in art history from the University of California, Riverside; an MLIS in archival studies from San Jose State University; and is currently (2017) completing a PhD in visual history from the Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.
Project: R.J. Water’s Early Photography at Lake Tahoe
Peter Goin is a Foundation Professor of Art in photography/Time Based Media (videography) at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the author of many books exploring paradigms of the American landscape, including most recently A New Form of Beauty: Glen Canyon Beyond Climate Change coauthored with Peter Friederici.
Project: Lora Webb Nicols Photography Archive
Nicole Jean Hill received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her photographs have been exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia. She currently resides in Humboldt County, California and is a Professor of Art at Humboldt State University.
Project: Historic Photographs of Navajo Weaving (1875-1945)
Hadley Jensen’s research addresses the intersections between art, anthropology, and material culture. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Bard Graduate Center in New York, and she holds a master’s degree in Design History & Material Culture. Her dissertation project explores the visualization of craft in the American Southwest through various modes and media of representation, with a focus on Navajo weavers and the ‘photography of making.’
Project: “Imprints of Their Being”: the Photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel
Dalia Habib Linssen is Lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design where she teaches courses in the histories and theories of photography, American art, visual culture, and collegiate teaching. She is currently working on a book project that examines the cultural dynamics between social protest movements, contemporary photographic practices, and social activism; Protest, Photography, Art will be published by Bloomsbury Press in 2018.
Project: Rights and Reproductions?: Commercial Photography and Copyright Law in the United States, 1884-1909
Katherine Mintie is a PhD candidate in the History of Art department at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on the intersections of visual culture, particularly popular photography, and the law in the United States. She will complete her doctoral degree in August of 2017.
Project: Mrs. Leach’s Revolutionary Albums: A US Observer in Mexico
Dr. Pippa Oldfield is Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery, one of the UK’s leading public-funded spaces for photography. She has curated numerous touring exhibitions, with a particular focus on female photographers, war and conflict, and Latin America. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at Durham University, UK, where she undertook her PhD “Calling the Shots: Women's Photographic Engagement with War in Hemispheric America, 1910 to 1990.”
Project: Mrs. Amelia Strang, Photographist of the Idaho Territory: Bringing Distant Voices to the Present
Dr. Ownby is an artist and scholar, researching and writing on photography’s role in American 19th century history and culture, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Ownby is associate professor of photo media and photo history at Idaho State University. He earned his PhD in visual media studies from Colorado State University.
Project: Research into the work of Anne W. Brigman
I received my M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Eighteenth Century English Literature. Despite all that academic training under my belt, I applied it to my first love -- photography. As an independent scholar I have produced two books on Ralph Eugene Meatyard (including the award-winning Ralph Eugene Meatyard: The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater and Other Figurative Photographs, DAP 2002), the Phaidon 55 on Aaron Siskind, and numerous catalog essays. I am also the creator and Executive Editor of The National Teaching & Learning FORUM, a periodical publication for faculty on college teaching.
Project: From Page to Stage: Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Photograph Albums and the Development of her Museum, 1874-1924 (Dissertation, Boston University, 2015)
I am the Assistant Curator at the Boston Athenaeum and a consulting curator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. I'm an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in American art, the history of photography, and the visual and material culture of the long nineteenth century. My book project, “Picturing a Museum: Photography and the Making of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,” reveals the critical role of photography within Gardner’s work as a museum founder and collector of fine art. A chapter of my research appears in Elizabeth Edwards and Christopher Morton's edited collection Photographs, Museums, Collections: Between Art and Information (Bloomsbury, 2015); I am most recently a co-author of the Gardner Museum's forthcoming guidebook (Yale University Press, 2017). At the Boston Athenaeum and at the Gardner Museum, I am involved in the research and development of projects spanning the history and breadth of their remarkable collections.
Project: Helen Messinger Murdoch (1862-1956). Fearless photographer, autochromist, aviator and artist.
I am an independent researcher, curator and writer. My most recent exhibition and catalogue/biography was on Alvin Langdon Coburn (2014/2015). The exhibition showed at Fundación Mapfre in Madrid and at George Eastman Museum in Rochester, USA. From 1982-2001, I was the Curator of the Royal Photographic Society in Bath, UK, where I curated over 70 exhibitions and wrote catalogues on a wide variety of photographic subjects, both 19th & 20th centuries. In 2003 I was a guest scholar at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. My book A Century of Colour Photography; from the autochrome to the digital age, a survey of the history of colour photography, was published in 2007 & 2010.
Project: Lisette Model and the Inward Turn of Photographic Modernism
Audrey Sands is a doctoral candidate in the History of Art department at Yale University and co-organizer of the Photographic Memory Workshop. She specializes in the history of photography and has held positions in curatorial departments at museums across the country, including MoMA, the National Gallery of Art, and The J. Paul Getty Museum. Audrey holds a BA in Art History from Barnard College and an MA in the History of Art and Visual Culture from the University of Oxford.
Project: 19th Century New Jersey Women Photographers
Archivist, educator, and photographer. Monmouth County Archivist since 1994. Taught history of photography at Mercer County Community College from 1977 to 2012. Consultant in archives and photographic conservation. Lecturer, Horizons Speakers Bureau, since 2003. Published articles include, “Charlotte Prosch: New Jersey’s First Female Daguerreotypist” and “Margaret Bourke-White: Eyes on Russia.”
Project: Germaine Krull in Africa
Kim Sichel is Associate Professor of the History of Art & Architecture and of American and New England Studies at Boston University. She writes on American and European documentary and artistic photography, with an emphasis on the years between World War I and World War II.
Project: From Both Sides of the Lens: Anthropology, Native Experience & Photographs of American Indians in French Exhibitions, 1870-1890 (Dissertation, Boston University, 2017)
Emily Voelker received her Ph.D. in History of Art & Architecture at Boston University in 2017 and is the former Estrellita & Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is a specialist in the history of photography and art and visual culture of the long nineteenth century, with particular focus in transatlantic exchange and indigenous representation. Postdoctoral fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will support the transformation of her dissertation into a book manuscript. The project will expand upon the dissertation by further exploring the continued lives and salience of these historical photographs in the contemporary Native communities represented within them.
Project: Exile at Work: The Portrait Photography of Gisèle Freund, Lisette Model, and Lotte Jacobi, 1930-1955
Since completing her doctorate at Harvard University in 2016, Hyewon Yoon has been a James Loeb Postdoctoral Fellow at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich. She specializes in the European avant-garde, modern art and photography, and twentieth-century German and French cultural politics and intellectual life. Her work focuses on the intersection of art and political struggles in the twentieth century, and particularly art in relation to migration, war trauma, national identity, and feminism.
Project: Hansel Mieth and Marion Palfi: Women Photographers and their Aesthetic of Social Change
Janet Zandy is emerita professor from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the author of the award-winning Hands: Physical Labor, Class, and Cultural Work and editor of Calling Home: Working-Class Women's Writings; Liberating Memory: Our Work and Our Working-Class Consciousness; What We Hold in Common: An Introduction to Working-Class Studies; and co-editor (with Nicholas Coles) of the Oxford Anthology of American Working-Class Literature. Her latest book is Unfinished Stories: The Narrative Photography of Hansel Mieth and Marion Palfi.