Bruno Lessard is Associate Professor in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University (Toronto), where he teaches in the Documentary Media MFA and Communication & Culture MA & PhD graduate programs. He is the author of The Art of Subtraction: Digital Adaptation and the Object Image
(University of Toronto Press, 2017), and co-editor of the collection Critical Distance in Documentary Media
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). He is currently writing a book on Chinese documentary filmmaker, Wang Bing. As a photo-based artist, Bruno has focused on changing urban landscapes in Canada and China, and he has sought to revive night photography and abstract photographic practices within a documentary context.