2020-2021 Visual Culture Program Research Fellow

Siobhan Angus, Yale University

Siobhan Angus received her Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Culture at York University in 2020. In her continuing research for her post-doctoral project Photography in deep-time: Materiality, resource extraction, and climate change, Angus examines photographic materiality and visual form in representations of nature and industry. During her fellowship at the Library Company she will explore the industrial and environmental history of Philadelphia as an early center of photography through related historical materials about technique, artistic practice, and metals. The Library’s strong early photography holdings, including 19th-century daguerreotypes, cyanotypes, and photographic journals and manuals will serve as primary sources for her work rooted in environmental art history and social and environmental legacies of extraction.