Makeda Best, PhD’10, is the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums. Her current exhibitions are Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art and Winslow Homer: Eyewitness. Her forthcoming book, Elevate the Masses: Alexander Gardner, Photography and Democracy will be published in spring 2020 by the Pennsylvania State University Press. She recently published an article in the Archives of American Art Journal on the painter William H. Johnson. The subject of her current book project is American landscape photography.