Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Group Photo: The Psycho-Photographic Process in the Making of Group Identity
Eve Meltzer is assistant professor of visual studies and visual culture at the Gallatin School for Individualized Study, with research and teaching interests in the areas of contemporary art history and criticism, the history and theory of photography, material culture, and a range of philosophical and theoretical discourses including psychoanalysis, structuralism, phenomenology, and affect theory. Her first book, Systems We Have Loved: Conceptual Art, Affect, and the Antihumanist Turn will be published by University of Chicago Press in 2013. Meltzer is beginning work on a second book project that will attempt to bring together psychoanalytic theories of group psychology with close readings of several bodies of photographs that could be called “group photos.” Meltzer also regularly writes exhibition reviews for Frieze Magazine.