Elspeth Brown is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto, where her research concerns the history and theory of photography; modern American cultural history; queer and trans* history; and the history of US capitalism. She is the author of award-winning The Corporate Eye: Photography and the Rationalization of American Commercial Culture, 1884-1929 (Johns Hopkins 2005) and Sexual Capital: A Queer History of Modeling, 1909-1983 (forthcoming, Duke University Press). She has co-edited two volumes: Feeling Photography (Duke University Press, 2014; Thy Phu, co-editor) and Cultures of Commerce: Representation and American Business Culture, 1877-1960 (Palgrave, 2006). Brown currently directs the The LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory, a five-year digital history and oral history research collaboration that connects archives across Canada and the United States to produce a collaborative digital history hub for the research and study of gay, lesbian, queer, and trans* oral histories (http://lgbtqdigitalcollaboratory.org). She is a founding member of the Toronto Photography Seminar (http://www.torontophotographyseminar.org).
Associate Professor, Western University
Kelly Wood is a photographer and practicing artist whose research focuses on subjects that relate to the environmental impact of waste accumulation, waste economies, and all forms of visible and invisible pollution. She is currently involved in the collective project Visualizing the Invisible: see more at http://www.visualinvisible.com/index.html. She is also a member of the research collective The Toronto Photography Seminar (http://www.torontophotographyseminar.org). Her photography has been broadly exhibited in Canada at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; the Art Gallery of Ontario; The Power Plant; the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; the Vancouver Art Gallery; and the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery. Her work has been shown internationally at the Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin; Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp; Fotoinstituut, Rotterdam; and Artspace in Sydney, Australia. artist's website: http://the-woods.org
Assistant Curator - Royal Ontario Museum
Jennifer Orpana is currently Assistant Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, where she is working with Dr. Deepali Dewan and The Family Camera Network to establish a public archive of family photographs and oral histories at the museum. She was a member of the curatorial team for The Family Camera exhibition (ROM & AGM, 2017), and was recently a co-instructor for OCADU's graduate course: "Digital Futures: Family Camera at the ROM." In 2015, Jennifer completed a PhD in Art & Visual Culture at Western University and her SSHRC-funded research focused on community-engaged photography projects in the context of urban neoliberalism. Her writing has been published in RACAR and Fuse Magazine, and she recently co-edited a Photography & Culture issue on family photographywith Sarah Parsons (July 2017). Jennifer has also worked in Education, Outreach, and Development at the Art Gallery Ontario, the National Ballet of Canada, and Soulpepper Theatre Company.
Celio Humberto Barreto Ramos
Research / Technical Assistant - The Family Camera Network
Celio is a Media Preservation and Collections Management specialist, assisting in the collection, processing and preservation of The Family Camera Network's archive materials. He has recently earned his M.A. in Film+Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University. His thesis focuses on Meiji Period Japanese photographs and their connections to Edwardian Canada. He has a background in interdisciplinary art making, multimedia production, exhibition curation, international arts planning and gallery operations management.
Digital Consultant - The Family Camera Network
Julienne Pascoe is the Lead Metadata Architect at Canadiana.org and instructor in the graduate course Digital Applications for Collections Management in the F+PPCM program at Ryerson University. A recent graduate from the Digital Stewardship Certificate program at Simmons College (Boston), her focus is on developing access and preservation strategies for digital and cultural heritage resources. Previous positions include Collections Information Assistant, Art Gallery of Ontario and Special Collections Technician at Ryerson Archives and Special Collections.
Digital Archivist - CLGA
Lucie Handley-Girard recently graduated with a Masters of Information in Archives and Records Management from the University of Toronto. Some of her interests lie in the performative potential of archives, community archives, the politics of representation, and how archives can be conceptualized as spaces for activism, resistance, identity formation, and grounding.