Ana Martins, a research scientist at the Conservation Department at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA ) was named one of the recipients of the 2012 Lee and Ann Tenenbaum Award.
The honor, announced every year, distinguishes the work of one or more junior staff members at MoMA.
Martins specializes in innovative ways to help establish print dates, composition and aging of fiber-based silver gelatin photographic paper.
The method involves analytical techniques combined with multivariate regression for dating and comparing photographic papers, and has been applied as a complimentary tool in the study of works of renowned classic photographers including Cartier-Bresson, Stieglitz, Steichen, Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray.
Born in France, of Portuguese immigrant parents, Ana Martins is a former lecturer from the University of Porto, Portugal. She has been working at MoMA for about five years.