Modernist photography has long been the subject of intensive scholarly and artistic interest, but its Hungarian context remains unknown to many researchers outside of the country. Digital tools can inspire new inquiry into this period of photography by facilitating access to archives and presenting information in different formats. Rather than consuming other media, digital resources can work in tandem with print books and exhibitions.
This talk will open onto a discussion of how we—as artists, researchers, curators, and historians—can take advantage of the internet’s potential to share information about art, both historical and contemporary, in innovative ways.
*The presentation will be held in English.
Kelly Cannon is a Fulbright Fellow researching early twentieth century Hungarian photographers. Her work in Budapest is aimed at creating digital access to resources about Hungarian photography. She is also the Cataloguer of the Thomas Walther Collection at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, for which she is building a digital research platform on modernist photography. Before coming to MoMA, she was a Research Assistant for the International Center of Photography’s Triennial of contemporary photography and video and an Editorial Assistant at the Aperture Foundation. She has written on contemporary art for FOAM, artforum.com, and other publications.