Alexandra Dennett is a first-year PhD student studying modern art and the history of photography. Her research revolves around photographs and the printed page in Europe, the United States, and Russia in the first half of the twentieth century. In the Russian and Soviet contexts, she is particularly interested in photography, memory, landscape, and travel before and after the revolution. She spent nearly six years immersed in research on the American photographer Irving Penn, working on a retrospective that opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as other projects investigating Penn’s paintings and the magazine world in New York in the 1930s and 1940s. She received her BA in the History of Art from Yale and spent a year studying at the European University at Saint Petersburg in Russia.