I studied photography with Aaron Siskind at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, and for my PhD in History of Culture at the University of Chicago. I have been professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicaago and later, at Yale University, I taught visual theory, photography theory and history, visual culture and Jewish visual studies. This blog, named after my book Touching Photographs (University of Chicago, 2012), represents my efforts to comprehend the practices and powers of photography through words and images. All photographs not credited to another photographer are my own.
photographic website: www.margaretolinphotography.com