Lucy Mounfield is a Midlands4Cities fully funded doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham, in her second year of PhD study. Her PhD research will address key problems in the historiography of the amateur photographer using Vivian Maier (1926-2009) as a case study. She completed her MA and BA in History of Art at the University of Birmingham. She is the Editor of Midlands Historical Review- a multi-disciplinary, historically-oriented journal. She is on the Doctoral and Early Career Research (DECR) Project Broad - an affiliation of the Association for Art History.

Social Disorder: Publics, 1968, Amateur photography and Vivian Maier

This essay is the fourth in our series, ‘Literature, Visual Imagery and Material Culture in American Studies’. The series seeks to situate literature, visual imagery and material culture at the heart of American studies, and will explore the varying ways in which written and non-written sources have been created, politicised, exploited, and celebrated by the diverse peoples of the United States and beyond. You can find out more information here. Continue reading