Emilie Boone’s Haiti Chooses You: A Contemporary Pedagogy on Photography will consider contemporary painting, multimedia art, and curatorial projects that can teach audiences about Haiti’s constitutive role in understanding the ontology of photography.         

Emilie Boone is assistant professor of African American and African Diaspora Arts in the Department of Art History at New York University. Her research focuses on African diasporic art historiography, vernacular photography, Caribbean visual culture, and portraiture. Her book A Nimble Arc: James Van Der Zee and Photography (Duke University Press, 2023) won the Duke University Press Scholars of Color First Book Award. Her writing has appeared in African Arts, American Art, History of Photography, and Metropolitan Museum Journal. Her article “When Images in Haiti Fail: The Photograph of Charlemagne Péralte” won the Art Journal Award in 2022.