February - June 2002
Frederick Bohrer is associate professor of art at Hood College in Maryland. A formidable presence in several art-historical fields, Bohrer is the author of Orientalism and Visual Culture: Exoticizing Assyria in Nineteenth-Century Europe (forthcoming), as well as several essays and articles in leading critical anthologies and journals coverings subjects as diverse as Henry Fuseli and "Photography and the Institutional Formation of Art History." He curated the currently traveling exhibition Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image, which looked at Iran's most important photographer in the period 1870-1930. At the Clark, Bohrer conducted an examination of Middle Eastern archaeological photography of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, focusing on the varied choices of imagery and on the cultural ramifications of photography for this enterprise.