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Jacob W. Lewis

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
  • Associate Academic Director, Photographic Preservation and Collections Management Program

PhD Art History, Northwestern University, 2012

522 Morey Hall
(585) 275-4285

Office Hours: Wednesdays, by appointment

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • AHST 242:  History of Photography I: 1839-1915
  • AHST 224:  History of Photography II: from 1915
  • AHST 262:  Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • AHST 398:  Photography and the Self
  • AHST 316:  Photography and the Everyday

Selected Publications

  • Photography’s Genre: Art and the Everyday in Nineteenth-Century France (in process).
  • "Charles Nègre and the Death of Emulation," in Photography and Failure: One Medium's Entanglement with Flops, Underdogs and Disappointments, Kris Belden-Adams (ed.)  Bloomsbury Academic (in process). 
  • “Gesture, Pose, Practice: Charles Nègre and the Image of Instantaneity,” in Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century? Essays on Art and Modernity, 1850–1900, S. Hollis Clayson and André Dombrowski (eds.) Ashgate (in process).
  • Reviews for Dissertation Reviews (2015) and (2015).
  • Catalogue essays in “Charles Nègre,” Sun Pictures no. 22, Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Fine Photographs, 2013.
  • Catalogue essays in Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop, Mia Fineman (ed.) Yale University Press, 2012.