Alexander Strecker is pursuing a PhD in Art, Art History and Visual Studies. Alex specializes in contemporary photography, focusing on the impact of technological changes to the medium’s functioning in the past, present and future. Other research interests include the increasing impact of computer vision systems on photographic production, the role of non-human actors in image interpretation, and critically examining the supposed dematerialization of the image. At Duke, Alex is part of S-1 Lab (Speculative Sensation). He also collaborates with various arts organizations in Athens, Greece, including the Onassis Cultural Centre, ARTWORKS, and Athens Photo Festival.
Alex received a BA in English magna cum laude from Amherst College in 2013. Before coming to Duke, he lived in Paris and Athens for several years while working as the managing editor of the international photography magazine LensCulture.