First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography, Joshua Chuang, Yale University Art Gallery, 2008
2:00 p.m., March 19, 2013
Joshua Chuang is the Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery. He recently organized the critically acclaimed touring retrospective Robert Adams: The Place We Live, along with a related series of publications. He also spearheaded Yale's acquisition of Lee Friedlander's archive and master sets of photographs made since 1990. In addition to his work with Adams and Friedlander, he also helped to edit monographs on the work of Judith Joy Ross (Portraits of the Hazleton Public Schools, 2006) and Mark Ruwedel (Westward the Course of Empire, 2008 and 1212 Palms, 2010). He has written widely on postwar American and contemporary photography, and in 2009 his book First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography won an Independent Publisher Book Award in the category of photography.