“Space, Time, and Chemistry: Making and Defacing Enlightenment Photography”
Understanding “Enlightenment photography” compels us to think oil paintings, combustion engines, and airplanes again.
Matthew C. Hunter is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University and 2016-17 NEH Fellow at the Huntington Library. An editor of Grey Room, he researches art and architecture of the long eighteenth century with special attention to their interactions with science and technology.
His publications include Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London (University of Chicago Press, 2013), The Clever Object (Wiley, 2013), co-edited with Francesco Lucchini, and Beyond Mimesis and Convention: Representation in Art and Science (Springer, 2010), co-edited with Roman Frigg.