North American Photographic History

Welcome to the North American Photographic History site

This is a place where students, academics, scholars, and independent researchers of the history of photography in North America can connect with each other. Here you can reach out to others with your photographic news, announcements, commentaries, inquiries, job notices, and anything else you feel may be of interest to the broader photographic history community.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum is seeking a limited-term Curatorial Assistant to work in the Department of Photographs.  This one-year limited term position is responsible for completing and/or reviewing for accuracy the essential cataloging documentation for objects in the Department of Photographs. The position is under supervision by the Research Associate for Collections Management.  Responsibilities include handling artwork, gathering data related to the maker, title, date, medium,…

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Anne Brigman Symposium

In conjunction with a major exhibition of her work, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno is presenting a half-day symposium on Anne Brigman’s photography, poetry, and legacy. 

Brigman (1869-1950) is best known for her iconic landscape photographs made in the early 1900s depicting herself and other female nudes outdoors in the Sierra Nevada. The exhibition,…

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The Seattle Public Library is hosting a one-day symposium during National American Indian Heritage Month (November 2018) where themes and concepts are explored to help understand what it means to be Native, beyond the frame that Edward S. Curtis created when set out to capture what he thought was a “disappearing race”. The symposium takes places in…

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Update: Site is Fully Functioning Again

The Ning technical support team has fully restored the functionality of the site (unless a member reports otherwise to me). They offered no explanation for what caused the problems in the first place, and it took them five days to fix things. This is not a stellar response from them, and I'll keep it in mind when it comes time to renew the services for another year.

I hope these problem did not cause any undue challenges for anyone. Until this incident the Ning platform has been very…

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