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Professor Jason Hill specializes in the histories of modern and contemporary art, photography, and media, focusing on American art's longstanding and always dynamic relationship with the cultures of mass media and journalism. He is presently writing a book that considers the technological and cultural alignments of lens-based news media and police in the United States since the widespread introduction of police radio systems in the 1930s.
Jason's recent book, Artist as Reporter: Weegee, Ad Reinhardt, and the PM News Picture (2018), considers this 1940s New York City newspaper's activation of creative visual media (especially cartooning, illustration, and photography) in the service of combatting both fascism and the related dangers inherent in journalism's otherwise normative claims to objectivity. He is also co-editor (with Vanessa R. Schwartz) of Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News (Bloomsbury, 2015), which assembles an interdisciplinary and international team of scholars to chart the shifting terrain of pictorial journalism from the early nineteenth century to the present.
Jason received his Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Southern California in 2011, where he also completed the Visual Studies Graduate Certificate. He completed his M.A. in Art History at Tufts University in 2004 and his B.A. in Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2001. Before that he was a painting major at Mass Art. Prior to joining the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware in 2015, Jason was 2014-15 Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the New-York Historical Society and 2011-13 Terra Foundation Fellow at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art in Paris. He has also taught at the École Normale Supérieure, Sciences Po, Université Paris X Nanterre, and UNLV.
"An Exact Instant in the History of the Modern," in Sandra Zalman and Austin Porter, eds., Modern in the Making: MoMA and the Modern Experiment (London: Bloomsbury, 2020).
"On Deadline: LIFE as a Weekly Newsmagazine," in Katherine Bussard and Kristen Gresh, eds., The Power of LIFE: LIFE Magazine and American Photography, 1936-1972 (Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum/Yale University Press, 2020).
"Weegee, Standing By," in Stephanie Schwartz, ed., "Street Photography Reframed," special issue of Arts (2019).
"Out of the Loop," in Elisa Schaar, ed., Do I Have to Draw You A Picture? (Cambridge: Heong Gallery, Cambridge University, 2018).
Artist as Reporter: Weegee, Ad Reinhardt, and the PM News Picture (Berkeley: University of California Press), 2018.
"Noise Abatement Zone: John Divola's Photographic Fulcrum," in Jordan Bear and Kate Albers, eds., Before-and-After Photography: Histories and Contexts (London: Bloomsbury, 2017).
"A Mountain Crossing," for Patricia Fernández Carcedo: Cinco Caminos de Partida (Burgos: Centre de Arte, 2016).
Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News, collection co-edited with Vanessa R. Schwartz (London: Bloomsbury, 2015).
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