Art History Department

Katie Addleman-Frankel



Supervisor: Jordan Bear

Areas of Academic Interest
  • History and historiography of photography
  • Nineteenth-century art and visual culture
  • Collecting and collections
  • Illustrated books
  • Intermediality
Current Research
  • My dissertation investigates the techniques, aesthetics, and circulation of photogravure prints prior to the advent of Pictorialism, and related questions of hybridity, reproduction, and classification in the historiography of photography. A central focus of my research is the vast photogravure corpus of Édouard Baldus (1813–89).
  • MA Ryerson University
  • BA (Hons) Concordia University
Selected Publications
  • After photography? The Photogravure Publications of Édouard Baldus Reconsidered. Rijksmuseum: Amsterdam, 2017 (forthcoming).

  • Bright Lights Dark City: Niagara Custom Lab and Toronto Experimental Film. Toronto: Working Images Collective, 2015.

  • “Photographic Engravings During the American Civil War.” In DISPATCH: War Photographs in Print, 1854–2008. edited by Thierry Gervais, 65–67. Toronto: Ryerson Image Centre, 2014.

  • “A Process of Selection: Édouard Baldus, the New Louvre, and Palais du Louvre et des Tuileries.” History of Photography 38.3 (August 2014): 255–75.

Recent Awards
  • 2016 Baird Resident Scholar, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington, DC
  • 2016 Harry Ransom Center Dissertation Fellowship, University of Texas, Austin
  • 2015–16 Manfred and Hanna Heiting Fellowship, Rijksmuseum
  • 2015 New York Public Library Short-Term Research Fellowship
  • 2014–17 SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship

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