SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Primary Investigator: Thy Phu

Co-Applicants: Sarah Bassnett, Elspeth Brown, Deepali Dewan, Sarah Parsons

Collaborators: Nadine Attewell, Lily Cho, Julie Crooks, Silvia Forni, Richard Fung, Donald Goellnicht, Sunil Gupta, Sophie Hackett, Peter Leonard, Laura Levin, Gaelle Morel, Gabrielle Moser, Vinh Nguyen, Abdelkaderr Ouda, Kamran Sedig, Sharon Sliwinski, Shawn Michelle Smith, Linda Steer, Laura Wexler, Kelly Wood

Partners: Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives (CLGA), The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Ryerson Image Centre, Ryerson University's Film + Photography Preservation & Collections Management Program (F+PPCM), Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Western University, Yale University


Staff, Students & Volunteers

Archivists, Curators, and Consultants

  • Lucie Handley-Girard, CLGA Digital Archivist 
  • Jennifer Orpana, ROM Assistant Curator
  • Julienne Pascoe, FamCam Digital Consultant 

Current Interns, Assistants, and Volunteers

  • Victoria Abel, MA F+PPCM: ROM Collections Assistant 
  • Celio Barreto, MA F+PPCM: FamCam Technical Assistant
  • Mark Kasumovic, PhD Art & Visual Culture candidate, Western University: FamCam RA & Video Editor
  • Sajdeep Soomal, MA student, University of Toronto: CLGA Collections & Outreach Assistant
  • Maya Wilson-Sanchez, Visual & Critical Studies undergraduate student, OCAD U: ROM  Intern

Videographers

  • Manuela Accarpio
  • Celio Barreto
  • Blanche Joslin 
  • Annette Mangaard
  • Katie Micak

Past Staff, Students, and Volunteers

  • Victoria Abel, MA F+PPCM student, Ryerson University: ROM Intern (2017)
  • Celio Barreto, MA F+PPCM student, Ryerson University: ROM Intern (2016-2017); ROM Collections Assistant (2017)
  • Christina Battle, PhD Art & Visual Culture candidate, Western University: FamCam Graduate RA & Video Editor (2016)
  • Nawang Kinkar, undergraduate student, University of Toronto: ROM Digitizing Volunteer (2016/2017)
  • Jennifer Orpana, PhD Art & Visual Culture: FamCam Project Assistant (2016)
  • Sehr Shah, History & Political Science undergraduate student, University of Toronto: ROM Intern (2016/2017)
  • Melanie Wilmink, PhD candidate, York University: FamCam Conference Coordinator (2017)

External Collaborators

Oral History Workshop II (July 2017): Gracia Dyer Jalea (Toronto Ward Museum), Luis van Isschot (University of Toronto) & Sizwe Alexandre Inking

Videography Workshop (June 2017): Annette Mangaard (Video Consultant)

OCADU Graduate Course (2016/2017) - Digital Futures: Family Camera at the ROM (DIGFS5003 & DIGFS5004)

Instructors: Martha Ladly (course director), Immony Men (creative & technical director), Julie Crooks (curatorial instructor), Jennifer Orpana (curatorial instructor)

Participating Students: Samaa Ahmed, Margarita Castro, Bijun Chen, Mudit Ganguly, Thom Jeffrey Garcia, Sara Gazzaz, Afaq Ahmed Karadia, Annette Mangaard, Ania Medrek, Katie Micak, Natasha Mody, Manik Perera Gunatilleke, Maya Wilson-Sanchez and April Xie.

Preserving & Caring for Vernacular Photographs Workshop (Sept. 2016): Monique Fischer & the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)

Oral History Workshop I (May 2016): Gracia Dyer Jalea (Toronto Ward Museum) & Luis van Isschot (University of Toronto)