Wire photography and transatlantic visual culture
Beginning in the 1920s, wire photography services used a technology similar to a fax machine to send...
Terra Foundation for American Art Research and Teaching Fellow / Associate Researcher in American Art and Transatlantic Exchanges
Jonathan Dentler is the 2020-2022 Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at the Université Paris Nanterre and the Université Paris-Diderot. He recently received his Ph.D. from the Department of History at the University of Southern California. His dissertation examines wire photography services. In it, he argues that wire photos helped publics around the world to visualize the way in which they had become connected by massive and otherwise invisible infrastructural systems.