The State of the Album
Panel I – 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
Chair: La Tanya Autry (YUAG)
• Key Jo Lee (Yale): “At a Close Distance: Considering the Visual and Material Logic(s) of Arabella Chapman’s Family Albums.”
• Tao Leigh Goffe (NYU), “Enmeshed Albums: Disentangling Race and Class in Jamaican Chinese Vernacular Photography.”
Discussant: Tina Campt (Barnard College)
Panel II – 3p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Chair: Ned Blackhawk (Yale)
• Nicole Williams (Yale): “Broken Threads of Varying Colors: An Album of the Phoenix Indian School, 1904.”
• LiLi Johnson (Yale), “Paper Family Photography: Photography and the State in the Era of Paper Families and Chinese Exclusion (1882-1943).”
Discussant: Robert G. Lee (Brown)
Panel III – 4:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Chair: Mary Lui (Yale)
• Carl Chen (independent scholar, “Public Archives and Private Albums: Postmemories of My Family’s Cultural Revolution.”
• Karintha Lowe (Macalester College), “Photoshopping, Scanning, and Other Digital Apps: Rewriting and ‘Restoring’ Visual Narratives from the Cultural Revolution.”
Discussant: Marianne Hirsch (Columbia)
Keynote Presentation - 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
• Thomas Allen Harris (President & Founder of Chimpanzee Productions Inc & the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion), “Queering the Album: From Vintage to the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion.”
• Introduction: Charles Musser (Yale)
The Photographic Memory Workshop, The Family Camera Network, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, & The Committee on Canadian Studies