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Reframing Family Photography Conference

A conference that critically reframes family photography…

The State of the Album

A symposium at Yale University…

The Family Camera Group Exhibition

An exhibition that looks at family photographs as a cultural practice…

Call for Papers: Reframing Family Photography

Call for papers that critically reframe family photography…

Feeling Photography: A Workshop

Elspeth Brown presented on her TransPartners Project at “Feeling Photography…

Book Launch: Picturing Toronto by Sarah Bassnett

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 2:00-5:00 pm at Stephen Bulger Gallery…

Generations: History through Family Photography

Join the ROM for a discussion with Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and Anusha Yadav…

Generations: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

An exhibition featuring the work of contemporary artist Annu Palakunnathu Matthew…

The Family Camera

The Family Camera—a project that traces the visual narratives of diasporic Canadians…

Call for Papers: Photography and Migration

Call for papers that interrogate the relationship between photography and migration…

Feeling Photography book launch

Join the Toronto Photography Seminar in launching a new volume on photography and affect…

William Notman: Life & Work

A new book on the life and work of Canadian photographer William Notman by Sarah Parsons…

Brenna Greer public lecture: Making Image Matter

A public lecture examining how non-activists contributed to the civil rights struggle…

Working Group Discussion with Shawn Michelle Smith

A conversation with Shawn Michelle Smith about her new book, At the Edge of Sight…

Photography and the Optical Unconscious

Inspired by Walter Benjamin’s notion of the optical unconscious, this symposium investigates photography’s relationship to the human imaginary…

Cold War Camera Conference, Guatemala

Symposium on photography and the cultural politics of the Cold War…

Call for Papers: Nostalgias--Visualising Longing

A two-day conference in the Winter Gardens Margate, UK on nostalgia in contemporary culture…

Raja Deen Dayal: Revealed

A talk on Raja Deen Dayal, known as India’s Prince of Photographers, at the ROM…

Politics Talk: The World Spectator

Sharon Sliwinski speaks at the New School for Social Research on “The World Spectator”…

First Exposure Symposium

A one day visual culture symposium at Northeastern University…

The 'Public Life' of Photographs

A two-day conference at Ryerson University on the dissemination of photographic images…

Goldfarb Lecture in Visual Arts: Deepali Dewan

A lecture by Deepali Dewan on “Messy Photography & the Crucible of India”…

Secret Stash: Accumulation, Hoarding & Love of Stuff

An exhibition at McIntosh Gallery featuring the work of Kelly Wood…

Retracing America: Modernism After Paul Strand

A two-day international conference and film screening at the University College London…

No Looking After the Internet

A monthly “looking group” that invites participants to “read” a photograph out-loud together…

DCAPS IV Conference: Doing Photography

The fourth international DCAPS conference takes place in Durham from Jan. 9–11, 2013…

Documentary Photography Today

A one-day symposium at Rutgers reflecting on the term “documentary” in photography today…

Transcultural Encounters of the Curatorial Kind

Dot Tuer discusses her work curating the exhibition “Frida and Diego” at the AGO…

Photojournalism Then & Now

Sharon Sliwinski presented “Seven Theses on the Photographic Situation” at the two-day symposium Photojournalism: Then and Now at the McCord Museum in Montreal…

Either/And

A new website examining the place of photography in contemporary culture…

The Photographic Situation Project: Workshop

A two-day event inviting photo scholars to workshop papers on “the photographic situation”…

Distance & Desire: Encounters with the African Archive

A major exhibition program and symposium in New York and Neu-Ulm, Germany…

Announcing Photo Seed - Online Image Collection

Photo Seed represents an evolving online record of early fine-art photography. It is a private archive with simple goals: beauty, truth, scholarship and enjoyment for all who visit. Search the collection, view highlights, or visit the blog.

Doing Photography

A call for papers from the Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies…

Embellished Reality: Indian Painted Photographs

An exhibition of Indian painted photographs at the Royal Ontario Museum, curated by Deepali Dewan…

Picturing Immigrants in the Ward

An exhibition exploring Toronto’s immigrants in the early 20th century…

Toronto Photography Seminar in New York

Members of the Toronto Photo Seminar have recently returned from NYC…

The Ethics of Seeing: 20th Century German Photography Reconsidered

A conference at the German Historical Institute, London, May 23-25, 2013…

Photography and Its Origins

A one-day symposium at Rutgers University on April 27, 2012…

About Photographic Collections: Definitions, Descriptions, Access

Marta Braun, a member of the Toronto Photography Seminar, delivered the keynote address at “About Photographic Collections,” a three-day symposium at Ryerson University’s Ryerson Image Centre from January 19-21, 2012…

Book Launch: Conversations Across Borders

Laura Levin moderates a discussion with performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña as part of the book launch for Conversations Across Borders

PopRally Presents: Private Eyes

Sarah Parsons takes part in the Museum of Modern Art’s panel discussion on privacy and surveillance…

Busted: The Enduring Allure of the Mug Shot

Sarah Parsons and Carol Zemel recently spoke at a panel discussion hosted by the Archives of Ontario, entitled “Busted: The Enduring Allure of the Mug Shot”…

Book Launch & Signing: Human Rights in Camera by Sharon Sliwinski

Sharon Sliwinski launches her new book, Human Rights in Camera at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore…

Bollywood Cinema Showcards: Indian Film Art from the 1950s to the 1980s

An exhibition of vintage Bollywood cinema showcards and other forms of film advertising at the Royal Ontario Museum…