Assistant Curator of Photography and Media Arts
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA
Kaitlin Booher is the assistant curator of photography and media arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. At the Corcoran, she works on permanent collection rotations, special exhibitions, and photography acquisitions. Most recently she organized Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd, the artist's first solo museum exhibition in the US. She has also organized the exhibitions Shooting Stars: Publicity Stills from Early Hollywood and Portraits by Andy Warhol (2013, with co-curator Paul Roth); The Deep Element: Photography at the Beach (2012); Shadows of History: Photographs of the Civil War from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell (2012, with co-curator Philip Brookman); and Richard Gordon: Meta Photographs (2010). She assisted with the organization of several major exhibitions and catalogs, including Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change (2010), and Edward Burtynsky: Oil (2009–10). At the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Ms. Booher helped conceive and co-teach the institution's inaugural Curatorial Seminar course, leading a team of ten undergraduate students to organize David Levinthal: War Games (2013). She is co-editor and co-author of the book, published by Kehrer Verlag, which accompanied that exhibition. Prior to the Corcoran, Ms. Booher held internship positions at Art in America, Exit Art, and Stephen Haller Gallery, among others. She graduated from New York University with a BA in art history and psychology.
Ms. Booher is interested in seeing projects with a consistent theme or focus, and is interested in all kinds of work, particularly experimental photography, documentary work, and photojournalism. She is always eager to learn of new photographers and can offer feedback and advice.