Leader, Exhibitions and Outreach Team
Associate Professor, York University
Sarah Parsons is an associate professor in Art History and Visual Culture at York University, where she specializes in the history of photography, and modern and Canadian art. Parsons is the editor of Emergence: Contemporary Canadian Photography (Gallery 44/Ryerson, 2009) and Photography After Photography: Gender, Genre, and History (Duke, 2017) a volume of essays by Abigail Solomon-Godeau. Her research on 19th century Canadian photographer William Notman has been published by the Art Canada Institute and the McCord Museum. Other essays have appeared in edited volumes and in the journals, History of Photography, Photography & Culture, and the Review of Canadian Art. Her current research focuses on the interconnected histories of privacy and photography.
SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Fulbright Research Scholar
Gabrielle Moser is a writer, educator and independent curator whose research focuses on the historical construction of citizenship as a photographable subject. Her current research project, “Picturing race and citizenship: photography and belonging in Canada, 1900-1948,” based at the University of British Columbia and supported by a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship, investigates how racialized subjects used their encounter with the camera to make claims for citizenship in Canada, before its legal enactment in 1948. Gabby has organized exhibitions and screenings for Access Gallery, Gallery TPW, Vtape, and Xpace, and her writing appears on Artforum.com and in Art in America, Canadian Art, Fillip, Journal of Visual Culture, n.paradoxa, Photography & Culture and in the forthcoming edited volume Photography and the Optical Unconscious (Duke University Press, 2017). Moser holds a PhD in art history and visual culture from York University and teaches at OCAD University.
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
THE FAMILY CAMERA NETWORK is a partnership that explores the relationship between family photography and the idea of family. We are launching a community archive project that will collect family photographs and their stories. This archive will preserve a family history for future generations, as well as provide a resource for teachers, historians and scholars to write new histories of photography, family, and Canada.