Keynote Spotlight: Andrés Mario Zervigón

Zervigon_PhotoAndrés Mario Zervigón is Associate Professor of the History of Photography at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is author of John Heartfield and the Agitated Image: Photography, Persuasion, and the Rise of Avant-Garde Photomontage (University of Chicago Press, 2012) and coeditor with Tanya Sheehan of Photography and Its Origins (Routledge, 2014). He is currently working on a second book project Die Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung The Worker’s Illustrated Magazine, 1921-1938: A History of Germany’s Other Avant-Garde, for which he received the 2013-14 Paul Mellon Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. He is also writing Photography and Germany for the Exposures series at Reaktion Books. Zervigón has published numerous articles and reviews in New German Critique, Visual Resources, History of Photography, Rundbrief Fotografie, Études Photographiques, October, and Art Journal, and he has contributed to recent anthologies, such as Getting the Picture: The History and Visual Culture of the News (Bloomsbury, January 2015), Photography, History, Difference (University Press of New England, November 2014) and Das Auge des Arbeiters. Arbeiterfotografie und Kunst um 1930 (Spector-Verlag, May 2014). Zervigón leads The Developing Room, an academic working group at Rutgers that promotes interdisciplinary dialogue on photography’s history, theory and practice. It has staged numerous symposia and generated 2 publications.

Click here to read his abstract for Crossing the Boundaries!

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