Frances Guerin is an academic and writer. She completed her PhD in Cinema Studies at NYU in 2000, following an MA in Art History at University of Melbourne, in Australia. She is the author of A Culture of Light: Cinema and Technology in 1920s Germany (University of Minnesota Press, 2005). She is co-editor of The Image and the Witness: Trauma, Memory and Visual Culture (Wallflower Press, 2007). Her latest book, Through Amateur Eyes: Film and Photography in Nazi Germany is in press at University of Minnesota Press. She has also written a book on grey painting, The Truth is Always Grey: from Grisaille to Gerhard Richter which is forthcoming. Her articles have appeared in international journals, including Cinema Journal, Screening the Past, Film and History, and Cinema e Cie.

She is currently working on Industrial Views: Mining Manufacturing Art and Identity in the Ruhr Valley, and an edited volume, On Not Looking: Essays on Images and Viewers. Frances writes regularly for the online art journal www.artslant.com. She is also a classically-trained pianist. 

In 2008-2010 she was recipient of the prestigious Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship when she was affiliated with the Institute for Media Studies, Ruhr University Bochum in Germany.

Frances Guerin lives in Paris.

photo courtesy James Polchin