Joe Lucchesi, presenting his paper "The Body's Shadow: On Archives, Photographs, and Queer Desire" on January 29, 2011 at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. His presentation was part of the scholarly symposium "Addressing (and Redressing) the Silence: New Scholarship in Sexuality and American Art" which presented papers from 11 scholars in the fields of art, art history, performance art, and social history. This symposium was presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture." Joe Lucchesiis associate professor and chair of the Department of Art History at St. Mary's College of Maryland. His current research focuses on issues of history and memory in photography and on images of the American soldier in World War II--era advertising campaigns.