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.
Assistant Professor, OCAD University
Gabrielle Moser is a writer, educator and curator whose research focuses on the historical construction of citizenship as a photographable subject. Her current research project, “Citizen Subjects: photography, race and belonging in Canada,” investigates how racialized subjects used their encounter with the camera to make claims for citizenship in Canada around 1947, at the moment that this category of belonging was still being legally defined. Gabby has organized exhibitions and screenings for Access Gallery, Gallery TPW, The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Oakville Galleries and Vtape, and her writing appears on Artforum.com and in Art in America, Canadian Art, Fillip, Journal of Visual Culture, n.paradoxa, and Photography & Culture. Moser holds a PhD in art history and visual culture from York University and has held fellowships at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of British Columbia, the Paul Mellon Center for the Study of British Art, the Ryerson Image Centre, and was recently a Fulbright Canada Visiting Scholar at Brown 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.