Saturday, July 9, 4pm – The Wolfsonian – FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Meet Verna Curtis, curator of photography at the Library of Congress, for a discussion on her new book Photographic Memory: The Album in the Age of Photography (Aperture, 2011). At a time when the physical collection of photographs is becoming largely immaterial through digital means, Photographic Memory is a comprehensive illustrated history of a form of presentation that became an art form in itself. The book also offers an in-depth look at the history of photography through the handmade objects of some its most famous practitioners, much of which is previously unpublished. The Wolfsonian-FIU will host a book signing following Curtis’ talk.