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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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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Technical Difficulties

It appears that some members are having trouble accessing different pages on our website. In addition, the entire contents of the Resources page have disappeared.The cause of these problems is unknown, but they may be related to Ning instituting the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation protocols. 

I have the Ning technical support team working on these issues, and I will let everyone know as soon as they are resolved. In the meantime, if you have any problems…

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Alfred Steiglitz's seminal journal Camera Work is now available for anyone to purchase in a complete facsimile edition. Originally published from 1903 to 1917, the journal was the leading publication in the U.S. for the advancement of photography as art and for Stieglitz's …

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For anyone fortunate enough to be in New York later this month, Swann Galleries will be offering a very interesting event on April 17th. It's an informal reception and conversation about the value of photographs in archival research for interpreting American art. The speakers are Kate Haw, Director of the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian…

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May 24
Bruce Austin commented on Bruce Austin's blog post Exhibits, Receptions and a Tour: PhotoHistory/Photo Future Conference
"Thanks for your helpful question, Tim. Yes, we will have a method structuring attendance at the Ima…"
Mar 21
Tim Greyhavens commented on Bruce Austin's blog post Exhibits, Receptions and a Tour: PhotoHistory/Photo Future Conference
"Thanks, Bruce. Is there a sign-up sheet for the tour of the Permanence Institute? I can imagine tha…"
Mar 19
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