Carl Fuldner is a PhD candidate specializing in the history of photography and American art. His dissertation explores the mutually informing relationship between nature and photography in the late nineteenth century, with an emphasis on Darwinian ideas.
His recent publications and curatorial projects have focused on developing methods for using photographs and museum objects to explore changing relationships between humans and the natural world. His most recent publication is a co-authored article in PNAS that uses bird collections in natural history museums to track air pollution in the U.S. Manufacturing Belt between 1880 and 2015.
He earned a BA in Art History from Yale College and has since held positions at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Smart Museum of Art. Starting in September 2017, he is the Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow in the Department of Photography at the Yale University Art Gallery.