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Staff List

Predrag Dimitrijevic Predrag Dimitrijevic, Supervising Department Technician, was born in Yugoslavia and came to the United States in 1984 to study, receiving his BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA from Yale University. After a brief stint at the Met, Predrag returned to Yale University to teach printmaking and to hone his skills as an assistant to the conservator at the Yale Center for British Art. In 1997, Predrag joined the Met's Department of Photographs. Both artist and technician, Predrag creates the specialized mats seen on Met photographs. He frames, handles, and installs exhibitions, and crafts specialized housings for daguerreotypes and other out-of-the-ordinary works.
Doug Eklund Douglas Eklund, Curator, specializes in contemporary photography and variable media. His exhibitions include Street (2013), The Pictures Generation, 1974–1984 (2009), Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium Since 1960 (2008), and Closed Circuit: Video and New Media at the Metropolitan (2007). Doug graduated from Columbia University in 1990, and received an MA in art history from Columbia in 2001. He is currently at work on the exhibition Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Photographs (2015), as well as a major loan exhibition of works in all media for 2018.
 

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Mia Fineman Mia Fineman, Associate Curator, studied art history at Yale University, where she completed a PhD with a thesis on German modernist photography. Since joining the Metropolitan in 1997, she has organized numerous exhibitions, including Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop (2012), Night Vision: Photography After Dark (2011), On Photography: A Tribute to Susan Sontag (2006), and Other Pictures: Vernacular Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection (2000). She has contributed essays to books on Walker Evans, Richard Avedon, and Gabriel Orozco, among others, and has written on art and culture for many publications, including the New York Times, Slate, and McSweeney's.
 

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Ryan Franklin Ryan Franklin, Senior Departmental Technician, received his BFA from The University of Texas, Arlington, in 1997 and has applied his design and craft skills to preparing exhibitions for the museum since 2011.
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Stephen C. Pinson, Curator, returned to the Department of Photographs in 2015, having previously served as the Aaron and Betty Lee Stern Art History Fellow in 2002–3, when he helped organize the exhibition The Dawn of Photography: French Daguerreotypes, 1839–1855. Stephen previously headed the Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs at the New York Public Library, and held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and at Columbia University. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and is the author of Speculating Daguerre: Art and Enterprise in the Work of L.J.M. Daguerre (2012).

 

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  • Pinson, Stephen C. Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City. New York: The New York Public Library, 2008.
  • ———. "Omphaloskeptical? On Daguerre, Smoke Drawing, Finger Painting, and Photography." In Photography and Its Origins, edited by Tanya Sheehan and Andrés Zervigón. New York: Routledge, 2015.
  • ———. "Street Smart." In Philip Trager: New York in the 1970s. Gottingen, Germany: Steidl, 2016.
Meredith Reiss Meredith Reiss, Collections Manager, earned an MA in library and information science from the University of Arizona and an MA in photographic preservation and collections management from the joint program between Ryerson University and George Eastman House. Meredith rejoined the Department of Photographs in 2011, having worked in the department twice before. Prior to arriving at the Met, she held positions at the Center for Creative Photography, New York Public Library, and Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs. Meredith is co-chair of the Museum's Time-Based Media Working Group and serves on the advisory board of the William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné project.
 

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Karan Rinaldo Karan Rinaldo, Collections Specialist, has been managing The Met's Diane Arbus Archive since October 2008 and now oversees acquisitions for the department. Karan received a BA from Bucknell University, an MA in art history from Hunter College, and an MA in library science from Queens College. Prior to arriving at The Met, she gained experience in cataloguing, archival practice, and collections management at the Museum of Modern Art Library, the Graphic Arts Collection at the Princeton University Library, and the Museum of the City of New York. She previously worked in arts administration at the School of Visual Arts.
 

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Jeff L. Rosenheim Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, joined the Metropolitan Museum in 1988. The author of ten books on Walker Evans, Jeff is the steward of the Walker Evans Archive, which the Metropolitan acquired in 1994. He is also the custodian of the Diane Arbus Archive. Rosenheim has a BA in American studies from Yale University, and an MFA in photography from Tulane University. He has lectured extensively, curated numerous exhibitions, such as Photography and the American Civil War (2013), and published essays on a wide range of artists including Carleton Watkins, Thomas Eakins, Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, William Eggleston, and Stephen Shore.
Beth Saunders Beth Saunders, Assistant Curator, first joined the department as a Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow in 2013. A specialist in 19th-century photography, she holds a PhD and MPhil in art history from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she completed a dissertation on early photography and nationalism in Italy. Beth has published book and exhibition reviews in Photography and Culture and Exposure. Her essay "The Bertoloni Album: Rethinking Photography's National Identity," an account of photography's transnational origins told through the lens of The Met's Album di disegni fotogenici, appeared in the edited volume Photography and Its Origins (2015).
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Elena Tarchi, Assistant Administrator, joined the department in 2017. She oversees daily operations and activities, and manages the department's friends group, the Alfred Stieglitz Society. Prior to The Met, she worked at Aperture Foundation, a publisher and center for photography. She graduated with a BS from Emerson College in 2012.