Join Verna Posever Curtis, curator of photography at the Library of Congress, for a discussion on her new book Photographic Memory: The Album in the Age of Photography (Aperture, 2011). At a time when the physical collection of photographs is becoming largely immaterial through digital means, Photographic Memory is a comprehensive illustrated history of a form of presentation that became an art form in itself—a history that has seen radical shifts in the role of handmade artist’s objects. The albums that comprise Photographic Memory provide an immensely personal and historical perspective through the many lenses of these unique objects. the book also offers an in-depth look at the history of photography through the handmade objects of some its most famous practitioners, much of which is previously unpublished. Book signing will follow Curtis’ talk.