Mitra Abbaspour is an art historian and curator. A doctoral candidate in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY, she is completing her dissertation, a study of photograph archives dedicated to Armenian, Kurdish, and pan-Arab practices. This study considers the ways in which photograph archives call on the history of the medium to represent modernity in the Middle East. From 2010 – 2014, she was Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, where she was a leader of a research initiative exploring the development of photographic modernism. Object: Photo. Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther is the result.