March 9, 2015

“Photography Historians: A New Generation?”

Ryerson Image Centre at Ryerson University
Ralph Crane, Professor Hildebrand looks at his class,
University of California
, October 1948. Gelatin silver
print. The Black Star Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

The fourth Ryerson Image Centre Symposium highlights the most current research in the history of photography, bringing emerging scholars from universities worldwide to speak about their areas of study, their methods and their findings. This rising group of young photo-historians will engage in dialogue with prominent academics, revealing how contemporary historical inquiry sits within—and departs from—established traditions. The symposium is organized by the Ryerson Image Centre with support from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts.


Keynote speaker

Dr. François Brunet, professor, Art et Littérature des Etats-Unis, Université Paris Diderot; and member of the Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, France


Established scholars

Pr. Marta Braun, professor and Director of the Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management Master’s program, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Pr. Larry J. Schaaf, Director, William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Vanessa Schwartz, professor and Director, Visual Studies Research Institute, University of Southern California, USA

Dr. Douglas Nickel, professor, History of Art and Architecture, Brown University, Providence, USA


Emerging scholars

Nadya Bair, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Gabrielle Moser, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Estelle Blaschke, ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Ellen Macfarlane, Princeton University, Princeton, USA

Dr. Marianne Le Galliard, Lartigue Foundation, Paris, and Hartung-Bergman Foundation, Antibes, France

Dr. Mazie M. Harris, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Shannon Perry, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Kate Addleman-Frankel, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada


Admission to the symposium is free. Please arrive early to ensure seatingFree exhibition tours daily at 2:30pm.

For a complete schedule of events, please visit our website.

Media contact
Erin Warner, Ryerson Image Centre: [email protected] / T+416 979 5000 x7032

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario


Ryerson Image Centre symposium: "Photography Historians: A New Generation?"

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