I'm co-organizing a conference "Revolution in the Margins, 1917-2017: Modern and Contemporary Art from Eastern, Central, and South Eastern Europe"

I'm co-organizing a graduate student conference "Revolution in the Margins, 1917-2017: Modern and Contemporary Art from Eastern, Central, and South Eastern Europe" on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 9:30am to 7:00pm in the Skylight Room (9100) at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. 

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Thrilled to speak at the conference "Art, Institutions, and Internationalism: 1933–1966"

I am thrilled to present the findings of my on-going research in paper "The Misunderstood 'Universal Language' of Photography: The Fourth FIAP Biennial, 1956" at the conference Art, Institutions, and Internationalism: 1933–1966. The conference takes place at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, March 7, 2017.

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Defining competitive photography

In this article, I introduce a term competitive photography and define its historical emergence in the international juried exhibitions of photography in the 1950s. I believe that this term, competitive photography. brings into focus a large segment of photographic practices, contemporary and historical alike, which so far has escaped the attention of scholars. 

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Gisèle Freund about women photographers

Gisèle Freund in 1954 wrote that "Women are interested in things more than in their relations to each other. They are not easily attracted by political or current events, but they distinguish themselves in portraits, children’s photographs, and they know how to capture with subtlety every expression of everyday life." From today’s perspective, it may sound outrageously “anti-feminist” and patronizing. But what if she was right?

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Work in progress: The aesthetics of Instagram photography

At the CUNY Digital Humanities event, November 20, 2015, I'm presenting work in progress, a research article co-written by Lev Manovich, where we discuss the aesthetic qualities of photography on Instagram and are attempting to answer questions such as: is "Instagram killing the art of photography" or rather "Here comes the new photographer" again?

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