Graduate Student Profile

Booher, Kaitlin

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Kaitlin Booher is a PhD candidate in Art History at Rutgers University. She studies the history of photography with attention to its technical and aesthetic transformations, its social history, and its use as tool for communication at the turn of the 20th century. Her dissertation “Fashioning an Industry: Photography at the Intersection of Aesthetics and Economics” first study of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue’s role in the dissemination of modern photography in the first half of the 20th century. Prior to Rutgers, Kaitlin was a curatorial consultant in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art and assistant curator of photography and media arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Her exhibitions include “Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd” (2013) and “Shooting Stars: Publicity Stills from Early Hollywood and Portraits by Andy Warhol.”