Cara A. Finnegan
Cara Finnegan is a writer, teacher, and historian of photography. Finnegan's ideas about photography have been featured in a variety of publications in the fields of Communication and U.S. History, as well as in popular media outlets such as CBS, the New York Times, the BBC, Chicago Public Radio, Vox, and Reuters. She is also affiliated with Reading the Pictures, a non-profit site dedicated to the analysis of news photos and media imagery.
Finnegan is currently completing a book on the history of American presidents' engagements with photography from its inception to the digital age.
She is Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a former fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities (2016-17).
Awards and Recognition
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow
- National Communication Association book award for Making Photography Matter
- National Communication Association book award for Picturing Poverty