I live parallel lives as a photographer and art historian concentrating on the art and archaeology of ancient Greece, particularly within Classical Athens and Attica. With a background as an artist (BFA with honors, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2004), I went on to receive an MA in Classical Archaeology from Florida State University (2007) and a PhD in the History of Art at the Johns Hopkins University. In 2014-15, I was the Graduate Curatorial Intern in the Antiquities Department at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California, and from 2015-17 I was a CLIR/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Visual Studies in the Department of Art at the University of Toronto. Currently, I am a Research Assistant in Collecting & Provenance at the Getty Research Institute where I work on digital projects and computational methods pertaining to the history of collecting and the art market.
My research interests are best described as interdisciplinary, but at their core, I seek to explore the ancient world through the lens of modernity, be it through museum exhibitions, archaeological excavation, or digital methodologies. For more than two years I lived and worked at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, traveling throughout Greece, Italy, and Turkey and documenting extensive archaeological sites and museums through my lens. During this time, my enthusiasm for photography of all kinds deepened significantly, aligning with and complementing my research interests. While landscapes remain my primary love, I am also interested in portraiture, architectural, and documentary photography. I anticipate exploring this extensive, extraordinary world for the duration of my career(s), chronicling its stories through both text and image.
I am available for all kinds of photography in the Los Angeles area and beyond: archaeological (sites & objects), portraits & engagement sessions, families & children, and pets. I also maintain an extensive database of images of archaeological sites and objects, which may be used for teaching and publication purposes for a fee and with proper permissions. If you are interested in my work and would like more information, please contact me here or via the Comments Form.
Photographing the relief on the monumental Gate of Zeus and Hera on Thasos (photo by Clemente Marconi)