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  • Fifth Annual Graduate Student Colloquium on the History and Theory of Photography
  • November 19, 2021 12:30-5:30PM
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  • This event will feature presentations by four Ph.D. candidates who are working on dissertation topics in which photography—its histories and theories—plays a central role. Each presenter will give a 25-minute presentation on a chapter or a section from their dissertation, along with an account of how that chapter/section fits within their larger project, followed by 25 minutes of discussion.
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    The respondent will be Monica Bravo, Assistant Professor of Art History at University of Southern California. Her publications have appeared in American Art, Art Criticism, caa.reviews, The History of Illustration, History of Photography, and Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art. She is the author of Greater American Camera: Making Modernism in Mexico, published by Yale University Press in June 2021, with support from the Terra and Wyeth Foundations for American Art. Research for this project was supported by fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the Center for Creative Photography, the Georgia O’Keeffe Research Center, the Harry Ransom Center, the Huntington Library, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Bravo’s next major research project, Silver Pacific: A Material History of Photography and its Minerals, 1840-1890, is currently being supported by a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society and a Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art. Bravo is co-chair of Photography Network, a CAA Affiliated Society. Prior to coming to USC, Bravo was an Assistant Professor at California College of the Arts, and a Lecturer at Yale University in the History of Art Department and Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. 

    More information about the presenters, including their bios, paper titles, and abstracts, can be found on the event website at www.developingroom.com/events. Please send any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     Event Organizers:

    • Professor Andres Zervigon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
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