Costanza Caraffa

Costanza Caraffa has been Head of the Photothek at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut since 2006. She holds a Master’s degree in architecture and a PhD in art history. In 2009 Caraffa initiated the “Photo Archives” conference series and authored the Florence Declaration – Recommendations for the Preservation of Analogue Photo Archives. She edited, inter alia, Photo Archives and the Photographic Memory of Art History (2011) and Photo Archives and the Idea of Nation (2015, with Tiziana Serena). She was coordinator of the collaborative research project “Photo-Objects.”

List of Publications

Studies 12


Taking the material approach to photography as a starting point the volume offers new insights into the epistemological potential of analog and digital photographs and photo archives in the humanities and sciences from a comparative viewpoint.