The Family Camera 

One exhibition

This exhibition looks at family photographs as a cultural practice through the lens of migration, and considers the social, political, and technological factors that have impacted how individuals experience and represent family. The Family Camera demonstrates how these images reflect and shape conceptions of self, family, community, and nation. 

The Family Camera features over 200 objects, mostly photographs and stories collected through The Family Camera Network. It also includes loans from private and public collections, and new works by artists Jeff Thomas, Deanna Bowen, and Dinh Q. Lê. An immersive installation exploring the living room space where family photos live and the stories they tell has been created by OCAD University’s Digital Futures program.

Curated by Deepali Dewan, Jennifer Orpana, Thy Phu, Julie Crooks, and Sarah Bassnett, with the assistance of Sarah Parsons and Silvia Forni.

Two venues

The Family Camera is organized by the Royal Ontario Museum with the support of The Family Camera Network and presented concurrently at the ROM and the Art Gallery of Mississauga. 

Visit both Museums for the full exhibition experience:

  • At the ROM from May 6 to October 29, 2017
  • At the AGM from May 4 to August 27, 2017

The Family Camera Network Exhibitions & Outreach Team

Lily Cho, Sophie Hackett, Laura Levin, Gabrielle Moser, Vinh Nguyen, Sarah Parsons, Sharon Sliwinski, Linda Steer, Kelly Wood