Dr. Jeremy Rowe has collected, researched, and written about 19th and early 20th century photographs for over twenty-five years. He has written several books including: Arizona Photographers 1850 - 1920: A History and Directory; Arizona Real Photo Postcards: A History and Portfolio; Early Maricopa County 1871-1920, and Arizona Stereographs 1865 - 1930. He has also written numerous articles on photographic history including chapters on Disclosing Historic Photographs in the Sage Handbook of Visual Research Methods. He curated exhibitions with many regional museums, and a permanent exhibit at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is a scholar and speaker for the Arizona Humanities Council and lectures regularly on the history of photography.
Dr. Rowe's research interests revolve around historic photographs as primary research documents, and in understanding the contextual and embedded information contained in each image. He has been working on geo-referencing historic images and photographic businesses as part of his efforts to analyze individual and groups of images and better understand the patterns and relationships within collections of images.
Dr. Rowe serves on several boards, including the Daguerreian Society (President), National Stereoscopic Association, the Ephemera Society of America, and INFOCUS (the collaboration between the Phoenix Art Museum and center for Creative Photography). Dr. Rowe is working on photographic research projects in Arizona and New York City and on visiting private and public photographic collections as his research continues.
Dr. Rowe is an Emeritus professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University. He served as Arizona coordinator for the Library of Congress American Memory digital library project, and has worked on other digital collections projects including an NSF funded 3D modeling and visualization Digital Library project, - Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence.
Dr. Rowe lives in Mesa, Arizona and in New York City, and is father to two children Alyssa and Zachary, and grandfather to Brandon, Ethan, and Sadie.