Professor Luke Gartlan will have an informal conversation with Matthew Biro about his editorship of The History of Photography. Since 2007, Gartlan has been lecturer in the School of Art History at the University of St. Andrews. He is the editor of the peer-reviewed international quarterly History of Photography, and co-editor, with Ali Behdad, of Photography’s Orientalism: New Essays on Colonial Representation (Getty Research Institute 2013). His research concerns photography and cultural exchange in the nineteenth century, especially with reference to the camera’s role in colonial-era visual culture, histories of travel and exploration, and non-Western responses to photography. He is also engaged in research on Japanese modern visual culture and Japanese-European artistic interactions in the nineteenth century, as well as the visual cultures of the Habsburg Empire. With the support of an AHRC Early Career Fellowship, he is currently completing a monograph provisionally titled A Career of Japan: Baron Raimund von Stillfried and the Business of Yokohama Photography.