John Resig is the creator of the Ukiyo-e.org Japanese woodblock print database and search engine. He develops tools to aid in the research of Ukiyo-e and other art history subjects. A Visiting Researcher at Ritsumeikan University, he recently presented at the 2013 Japanese Association for Digital Humanities conference in Kyoto, the Japanese Art Society of America, and the Digital Humanities 2014 conference.
In art history research, photographs of art are the lifeblood of study. Since it’s usually impossible for a scholar to travel the globe and visit an artwork as need arises, there is substantial demand for archives of photographs of artworks for reference and study.