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Emma M. Kennedy

Emma M. Kennedy researches the intersection of photography and the African diaspora with a focus on the complications and questions that surround “the archive” and the presence/absence of black subjects within it. First introduced to photography through an undergraduate seminar on Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Emma has pursued photography through various academic and professional projects. While working as a curatorial intern at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in 2016, she curated a selection of vernacular photographs from the 19th and 20th century. Emma has also worked in a variety of different positions at The Phillips Collection, The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Aperture magazine, and most recently the art publisher Prestel Publishing. Emma has a B.A. in Art History from Mount Holyoke College.



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