Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

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Faculty & Staff

Ron Polito

Additional Information

Ron Polito has been studying aspects of 19th century Massachusetts photography since the late 1970s. He has written a number of articles on the subject and is co-author of A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers, 1839-1900. He is a long-time member of The Daguerreian Society, and a board member of the Photographic Historical Society of New England (PHSNE). He retired from UMass Boston in 2002 where he taught film in the Art Department for 20 years and was Associate Dean for Graduate Studies from 1995-2000.

1 Brown Bag:

Artists, Artisans, and Entrepreneurs: Photography in Boston, 1840-1850