Noam Elcott's newest book, Artificial Darkness: An Obscure History of Modern Art and Media, awarded the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award

In Artificial Darkness: An Obscure History of Modern Art and Media, Elcott explores how artificial darkness shaped modern art, film, and media, and addresses seminal and obscure works alongside their sites of production - such as photography darkrooms, film studios, and laboratories - and their sites of reception. Artificial Darkness won the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award and was a finalist for the Modernist Studies Association First Book Prize.