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R

 Alicia 

 Chester 

 Photographic media artist 
 Arts and culture writer 
 PhD candidate in visual and cultural studies 
 at the University of Rochester 
                              
 Dissertation in progress: 
"Study Nature, Not Books: A Genealogy of Photography 
 from Psychiatric Portraiture to Brain Imaging"
 
 
 
 
 Upcoming lectures: 
 "Something in the Water: The Color of Decay in Matthew Brandt's Photographs"
 in the panel: "Fixing and Fading: The Material Photograph over Time"
 108th College Art Association Annual Conference 
 Chicago, IL, February 12–15, 2020 
 Panel: "The Future is Past: Identity and Photography Through Time"
 57th Society for Photographic Education Annual Conference: 20/20 Vision 
 Houston, TX, March 5–8, 2020 
 
 

Experience

Fall 2018-Spring 2020

Nitrate Picture Show film festival archival researcher and volunteer coordinator, conduct long-term project research, write texts for the Dryden Theatre, inspect archived nitrate motion picture film

2016-2018

2013-PRESENT

Trains humanities PhD students to integrate digital technologies into innovative research programs

Research assistantships

Architectural Biometrics, principal investigator Dr. Peter Christensen

The Lazarus Project, principal investigator Dr. Gregory Heyworth

Dissertation in progress

Study Nature, Not Books: A Genealogy of Photography from Psychiatric Portraiture to Brain Imaging

 

Research interests

Photography history and theory, media archaeology, science and technology studies, medical humanities, modern and contemporary art

2012-2014

Reviewed exhibitions and interviewed artists.

2011-2012

Position funded by the Donnelley Foundation to research and write texts on artists and artworks in the permanent collection and Midwest Photographers Project to be published online in the collections database

2009-2013

Taught five sections per year of digital photography and supervised independent study students

2007-2010

 
 

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