Assistant Curator, Department of Photography
George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, in Rochester, NY, USA
Jessica Johnston is the Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, in Rochester, NY, the oldest and largest museum of its kind, established in 1946 with a mission to collect, preserve and interpret photographs and related objects to tell the story of photography and its related media. She is responsible for developing exhibitions, recommending acquisitions, caring for the collection and teaching in the museum's Master of Art's program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. Ms. Johnston has worked at George Eastman House since 2006 and has curated, co-curated or coordinated many exhibitions during that time. She has reviewed portfolios at Photolucida, Palm Springs SPE, and is the guest curator for the 2013 Critical Mass Top 50 traveling exhibition.
Ms. Johnston is interested in seeing and discussing completed bodies of work and works in progress that show a critical engagement with the medium. She is not interested in strictly commercial work, traditional nudes, infrared or pinhole photography. Ms. Johnston can offer feedback and advice about the museum acquisition and exhibition process. On the rare occasion, she may be able to offer exhibition opportunities.