Lecture in the gallery: Dr. Kate Albers

The Ephemeral Photograph: From Salt Prints to Snapchat
Saturday March 12, 2 pm


Dr. Kate Albers will speak about her study of the ephemeral photograph in the context of “UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image” a group show of work by contemporary photographers now showing at Transformer Station.

Kate Palmer Albers is Assistant Professor in the Art History Division, with a speciality in the History and Theory of Photography. Prior to joining the UA faculty, she taught at the Massachusetts College of Art and Boston University, and held curatorial positions in the photography departments at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, MA dn the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her book, Uncertain Histories: Accumulation, Inaccessibility, and Doubt in Contemporary Photography (University of California Press, 2015), addresses the limits of photography's ability to narrate the past andargues that doubt and inaccessibility can generate a space for a productive uncertainty that is as culturally valuable as information and clarity.