Geoffrey Batchen shares his passion of photography through words: he reflects on and writes about photographs. A leading figure in the field of photographic studies, Batchen has written numerous books, including Each Wild Idea and Forget Me Not, as well as curated many exhibits. Currently a professor at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand, and graciously took time to answer a few questions about his interactions and thoughts concerning vernacular photography.
Photographer unknown (United States), Portrait of a seated woman in a checked dress holding a (reversed) open daguerreotype of a man, c. 1850, daguerreotype in leather case, 9.4 x 16.3 x 0.8 cm open, Collection of Geoffrey Batchen, New Zealand
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