Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor


CCL Mellon Foundation Seminar 2015


Museum of Modern Art


Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photography


Princeton University


Anne Umland, Museum of Modern Art


Phil Taylor is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University, and the David E. Finley Fellow, 2014-2017 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. His dissertation, “Raoul Ubac’s Photographic Surrealism,” positions the artist as a figure through which to develop new perspectives on the position of avant-garde photography in the 1930s, on surrealism and photography’s role within it, and on the relationship of the avant-garde to the tumultuous politics of the time. Phil is the primary author of Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha (M.I.T. Press, 2013). Prior to coming to Princeton, Phil organized an exhibition of modernist photography, Of the Refrain, at Robert Mann Gallery in New York in 2008. As a critic, he is a frequent contributor to 

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