Emilia Mickevicius is a second-year graduate student in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University, where she studies the history and theory of photography in relation to modern and contemporary art. Her research interests include landscape in representation, the legacy of the 1975 George Eastman House exhibition New Topographics, the rise of color in post-war art photography, directorial and tableau photographs, and art theory and criticism. In 2011 she received her B.A. in Art History and a minor in Visual Art from the University of Chicago. Her focus within her major was the critical reception of photography from its invention to the present, and she wrote her senior thesis on the modernist American photographer Paul Strand and his work in Mexico in the 1930s. Emmy has also interned at the Art Institute of Chicago in the departments of Prints & Drawings and Photography, and hopes to pursue a career that involves both curating and teaching.