Jennifer Friess

PhD Candidate
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Jennifer M. Friess specializes in the history of photography. Her research spans the history of the medium and focuses primarily on European and American photographers. Her dissertation explores the new types of photographs made common with the aid of electric light and historical significance of electric light to interwar culture in France. She currently serves as the inaugural Assistant Curator of Photography at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Fields of Study

History of photography
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century art and visual culture

Dissertation Title

Energizing Paris: Photography and Electric Light in Interwar Paris


MA Case Western Reserve University
BFA Rochester Institute of Technology

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