Robin Kelsey
Robin Kelsey is the Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography in the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Harvard University.
Kelsey, Robin
Kelsey, Robin
United States of America
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Description: Picturing
The contours of the category picture are neither as obvious nor as firm as they may seem. Tracking them over time betrays subtle historical shifts, oppositions, and particularities of meaning. As America passed from the nineteenth century to the twentieth, the category took on special importance for those extolling the merits of photography. For some, it rationalized shoehorning the...