(b. 1958) is professor in art history and photography studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Project leader for the Norwegian team in the HERA-project PhotoClec (Museums, Colonial past and Photography) 2010-2012, and for the project
“Negotiating History: Photography in Sámi Culture», funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2014-2017). Has published extensively on nineteenth century as well as modern and contemporary photography. Recent publications include Uncertain Images: Museums and the Work of Photographs,Ashgate 2014, (with Elizabeth Edwards) 2014 and Pictures of Longing. Photography in the History of the Norwegian U.S.-migration (forthcoming on University of Minnesota Press 2017).