Photographie américaine ; histoire de l’art américain ; l’Ouest américain et la Californie
Carolin Görgen is an historian of photography and the American West. After having studied in the Netherlands, France, and the U.S., she obtained her PhD from the University Paris-Diderot and the École du Louvre in 2018. Her thesis explored the history of the California Camera Club, the largest photographer network on the West Coast around the turn of the century. Her work is rooted in extensive archival research, covering a variety of photographic objects as well as manuscripts. She is particularly interested in the exchange networks and material culture of American art c. 1900, as well as the environmental traces of artistic practice and archives. Her work has received support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Beinecke Library at Yale, the Huntington Library, and the Amon Carter Museum. She recently obtained the research prize of the German Photographic Society and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.