North American Photographic History

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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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Ryerson Image Centre Call for Research Fellowships

The Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto is inviting proposals for its research fellowships related to photography. The Fellowships are available to anyone working on their graduate-level degree (MA or Ph.D.). While they accept proposals on any subject, they "encourage projects that utilize the collections and resources of the Ryerson Image Centre…

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One of the photography gallery pioneers in New Mexico, Andrew Smith, is packing up his Santa Fe gallery and moving to Tucson. Smith has run a gallery in Santa Fe since 1995, and before that he was in Albuquerque for many years. The reason for the move is personal. Smith said, “We’re older, my wife wants to live someplace warmer, and Tucson is warmer.”…

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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 he set out to capture what he believed was a “disappearing race”. The symposium takes place in…

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The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA) presents the first complete ret…
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The Canadian Museum of History is presenting a huge exhibition of the iconic images produced by Wil…
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The Ransom Center presents the exhibition “Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance” from Aug. 11, 2018,…
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