Jamie M. Allen, Assistant Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House.
M.A., Photographic Preservation & Collections Management, Ryerson University/George Eastman House.
A 2006 graduate of the PPCM program, Jamie is now an Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at George Eastman House/International Museum of Photography and Film. Prior to graduate studies Jamie attended The University of Arizona where she received degrees in Photography and in Art History. Jamie’s current work at Eastman House focuses on cataloguing and care of the collections, processing acquisitions, and exhibition development.
Stephanie Allen, Registration Coordinator, Royal Ontario Museum.
MMSt, Master of Museum Studies, University of Toronto
As a Registrar at the Royal Ontario Museum, Stephanie has worked on gallery development, blockbuster exhibitions and played a key role in coordination, standardisation and rationalisation of the collections databases. She is the chair of the committee tasked with the planning, selection and implementation of a new collections management system. She is the founder of a network for Canadian Registrars and other collections professionals which aims to enhance professional development through the sharing of ideas and expertise with colleagues in institutions throughout Canada.
Anthony Bannon, Director, George Eastman House.
Ph.D., Cultural Studies, State University of New York.
Member, Executive Committee, Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations. Lectures on collecting, public
and private museum funding, arts policy. Curatorial projects include "Quality" Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1999. Publications include Portraits From the Vale of Kashmir to the Plateau of Ladkh, David Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1999. "On Interpretation," Image, vol. 39, nos. 3-4, 1996.
Marta Braun, Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson.
M.A., Media Studies, SUNY, Buffalo.
Photographic Historian who specializes in late nineteenth century motion photography. Publications include Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne-Jules Marey. 1830-1904 (shortlisted for Kraszna-Krausz award for best
book in photography), 1994, co-author of Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science (winner, Kraszna Krausz Award), 1997. Made Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques (France) in 1996. Lectures internationally on Marey and Muybridge and early cinema, and publishes in History of Photography, Études Photographiques, etc.
Roger Bruce, Director of Interpretation, George Eastman House.
M.F.A., Photography & Film, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
Leader of GEH educational initiatives and focus on digital photography. Organized The Digital Image in Curatorial Practice. Liaison for the Museum's charter membership in the Art Museums Image Consortium (AMICO) that provides for the syndication of museum images and related information for university and other educational libraries. Roger has directed the National Endowment for the Arts' Task Force on Photography and Related
Media and served as a Coordinator for the Endowment's Visual Arts Program in Washington, DC. Starting in
1984 he developed and directed the New York State Artists' fellowship program.
Robert A. Burley, Assistant Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson.
M.F.A., Photography, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Teacher /photographer whose work has focused on architecture and the built environment. Publications include: “Viewing Olmsted: The Photographs of Robert Burley, Lee Friedlander & Geoffrey James", MIT Press, 1996. Recent exhibitions include "Instruments of Faith: Toronto's First Synagogues", The Eric Arthur Gallery, Toronto, 2005, "Engineering the Picturesque," The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, 2001, “Landscapes of Democracy” , Musee de l’Eysee, Lausanne, 1997. Robert’s work is in the collections of many institutions including the National Gallery of Canada, The Canadian Centre for Architecture, The Chicago Historical Society, the Musee de L’Eysee and the City of Toronto Archives.
Christopher Evans, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Biology and Chemical Engineering, Ryerson.
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Ottawa.
Specialist in photochemistry and photophysical processes. Publications include "Terthiophene in Micellar Solutions: Influence of Micellar Size and Charge on the Terthiophene Photophysics and Photochemical Reactivity," (with J. van Stam, F. Imans, L Viaene, F.C. DeSchryver), J. Phys. Chem., B, 1999. "Calibration
of the Triplet-Triplet Absorption of Xanthone as a Microenvironment Sensor," (with N. Prud'homme, M. King, J.C. Scaiano), J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem, 1999. "Photochemistry of Substituted Methyl -Arylcinnamates: Ortho vs. Para-Substitution," (with J. Reynisson, J.K.F. Geirsson, Á. Kvaran, W.G. McGimpsey), J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., 115, 57-61, 1998.
Is a postdoctoral fellow at Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada) where he teaches history of photography. He is the author of a PhD dissertation, ‘The Photographic Illustration: The Birth of the Spectacular Information, 1843–1914’ (EHESS, Paris), and he is pursuing research about the use of photography in the newspapers, the first photojournalists, and the work of magazine artistic directors. He is the editor of the peer reviewed journal Études photographiques, and he recently published La photographie. Histoire, technique, presse, art (with Gaëlle Morel, Larousse, 2008). He was the curator of the exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay Léon Gimpel. Les audaces d’un photographe, 1873-1948 (Spring 2008).
Trina Grover, Librarian, Ryerson University
MLS, Faculty of Information Science, University of Toronto, 1994
Trina Grover is Head of Cataloguing at the Ryerson University Library. She co-edited Learn Basic Library Skills which was published by Scarecrow Press and DocMatrix Pty (Australia) in 2002. An updated edition is forthcoming this year. She has been developing and delivering cataloguing and classification workshops since graduating from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information Science (in 1994).Trina has delivered workshops around the USA for the MARC of Quality, a Florida-based training and consulting company. She is also a trainer in the Library of Congress' Serials Cataloguing Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP). She is the Canadian Library Association's Representative to the Canadian Committee on MARC, and the Convenor of CLA's Serials Interest Group.
Is the Assistant Curator, Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario and adjunct faculty in Ryerson University’s Masters program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. Recent projects include Suzy Lake: Rhythm of a True Space (2008); Connecting with Photography (2008), the reinstallation of the photography permanent collection gallery in 2008, co-curated with Maia-Mari Sutnik; Barbara Kruger, Untitled (It) (2010) – the first time the AGO’s front façade was used as a site for art;“Where I was born...”: A Photograph, a Clue and the Discovery of Abel Boulineau (2011); and Songs of the Future: Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to Today (2011/2012).
David Harris, Assistant Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson.
M.A., Art History, University of New Mexico, 1991
Photographic curator, historian, and consultant, specializing in historical and contemporary architecture and landscape photography. David has curated numerous exhibitions, including ones on Eadweard Muybridge's
1877-78 photographic panoramas of San Francisco, the Olmsted photographs of Lee Friedlander, Geoffrey James, and Robert Burley, and Edouard Baldus (co-curated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Musée
des Monuments Français) for the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), in addition to major exhibitions
on Felix Beato for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and on Eugène Atget for the Musée Carnavalet (Paris). Publications include Of Battle and Beauty: Felice Beato's Photographs of China (Santa Barbara 1999) and Eugène Atget: Unknown Paris (New York: 2003). Presentations include "The Formation and Purposes of the Photographs Collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, " Photography and Museum Collections,
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, September 23, 1995.
Peter Higdon, Curatorial Manager, Mira Godard Study Centre, School of Image Arts, Ryerson.
BAA., Media Studies, Ryerson University.
Curator of research and teaching collections housed in the Mira Godard Study Centre, a specialized in-house resource centre serving the School of Image Arts. Resources include a slide library and print collection. Peter manages development of the facility in support of the curriculum, and, as a resource person, provides guidance
to students, faculty and other researchers. He is the coordinator of the France Study Abroad program.
MFA, Fine Art, York University, Toronto
Vid Ingelevics is a Toronto-based artist, writer and independent curator. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor at Ryerson University, teaching in undergraduate programs as well as Ryerson’s other graduate program, Documentary Media. Previous to 2008 he taught at the Ontario College of Art and Design (now OCAD University), where he worked with students in the Photography program and the Criticism and Curatorial Practice program.
His artwork and curatorial projects have been shown in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, in the US and Europe and include such venues as: the Photographers Gallery, England; the Sprengel Museum, Germany: Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; and the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam. His writing on art has appeared in Canadian Art, C magazine, Prefix Photo and other arts publications in Canada and Europe. For more information on his past and current projects please go to his website: www.web.net/artinfact
Jessica W. Johnston,
Assistant Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House.
A 2006 graduate of the PPCM program, Jessica is now an Assistant Curator at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY.
Jessica manages numerous projects for the museum including initiatives related to digitization and online access to collections. She curates exhibitions for the museum and teaches in the PPCM Master of Arts program.
Alison Nordström, Curator of Photography, George Eastman House.
Ph.D., Cultural and Visual Studies, The Union Institute, College of Interdisciplinary Studies,
Photo Historian with more than 20 years of experience in museums, arts administration, and education. Most recently served as executive director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and for 11 years as the
senior curator/founding director of the Southeast Museum of Photography, in Daytona Beach, Florida, an institution noted for an interdisciplinary approach to photography exhibitions and collections. She has curated
exhibitions throughout North America, Germany, England and Japan and is widely published on the topics of photo history and criticism. Recipient of the Ansel Adams and NEH Fellowships at the University of
Arizona and City University of New York, respectively, and the William Darrah Award for excellence in writing
on historical photography.
Mark Osterman, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography.
Dee Psaila, Senior Conservator, Preservation Services, Archives of Ontario
M.A., Photographic Preservation and Collections Management, Ryerson University/GEH
A graduate of the first cohort of students from the PPCM program, Dee is well known for her work with practical preservation of collections. As the Senior Conservator at the Archives of Ontario, she is well versed on the issues of preservation management and caring for large groups of archival materials. Her speciality is custom container construction and design for archival collections and small institutions. She has taught workshops for first and second year PPCM students for the past few years at Ryerson University and George Eastman House. Other work includes reviewing photographic objects and constructing containers in the travelling Save Our African American Treasures program, through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (set to open in 2015 in Washington D.C.), in Charleston, SC; Atlanta, GA; Topeka, KS; Detroit, MI; Dallas, TX; and Indianola, MS. Publications include her self-published thesis Design and Materials for Photographic Housing and an article for Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals on the move of the Archives of Ontario, to be distributed Fall 2011.
Mike Robinson, School of Image Arts, Ryerson.
B.A.A., Photography Studies, Ryerson University.
Mike Robinson is a recognized photographer who specializes in 19 th processes which include the daguerreotype, the wet-plate process and albumen printing. His photographic work has been widely published
and is collected by museums including, The National Portrait Gallery of Canada, The Art Gallery of Ontario,
The Hallmark Fine Art Collection, The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography.
In addition to teaching at Ryerson he has offered workshops in the 19 th century processes at The National Archives of Canada, The George Eastman House, The Amon Carter Museum, and The University of Notre
Dame. He has recently completed an essay to be published in the exhibition catalogue, Young America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes. His chapter on albumen printing has been published in Coming into Focus. His work has been reproduced in several issues of The Daguerreian Annual including a feature article,
The Making of Twenty Daguerreotypes in 2001.
Abhay Sharma, Associate Professor, Graphic Communications, Ryerson University
PhD, Physics, Kings College, London
Abhay Sharma has a BS in Imaging Sciences from the University of Westminster, UK and a PhD in Physics
from King's College, London. He worked as a research scientist for FujiFilm Electronic Imaging, UK before
joining Ryerson University in 2005. Dr Sharma is a member of the ICC and chairman of the ICC working group
that is looking at the issue of profile quality assessment. He is author of an annual review of profiling software called the WMU Profiling Review and has recently published a book entitled Understanding Color Management, Delmar Thomson, 2004.
Edward Slopek, Assistant Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson.
Ph.D., Communications, McGill University, Montreal.
Writer and editor on new media and communication theory, video/mixed media artist. Presentations on new media and communications theory include "Screens and Cries: Toward an Alternative History of the Digital," Screen Glasgow, 2000. "Film/Design at Expo '67: The Birth of a New Media," and "RiPoste Modernist:
A.E.Van Vogt, Cloning, and Identity in Digital Culture," Toronto, 1999. Edward has written on French artist
Sylvie Blocher; and has exhibited his video/mixed media works in Toronto, Calgary, and at the National
Gallery of Canada.
John Macdonald Snyder, Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson.
M.A., Photographic Studies, Goddard College, VT.
Photographer, photographic historian and curator. Don is the consultant and projects director for Marlboro
Music School and Festival, Marlboro, VT and was the project coordinator and co editor of Marlboro Music: Collected Concert Programs: The First Fifty Years ( 3 volumes and C D), 2000. His photographic clients
include The New York Times, Time Inc., Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Dodd, Mead and Company, Harvard University School of Public Health, MIT Public Relations Office. Work in permanent collections include the Hayden Gallery, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, Bibliothèque Nationale, (Paris). Invited lectures include "Directions vieilles dans la photographie nouvelle," EHESS, Paris, 2002 "Magic Realism/Realistic Magic: Photographic Practice in the Digital Era," Buffalo, 2001 and at Northeastern University, the Rhode Island School of Design
and SUNY Buffalo.
Maia-Mari Sutnik, Adjunct Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson; Associate Curator,
Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).
Along with her curatorial responsibilities at AGO, Maia was also Head of Collections until 2000. In 1979 she began to develop the AGO's photographic collection and played a pivotal role in its programming. She has
curated numerous photography exhibitions at the AGO and has contributed to many publications. Recent AGO organized exhibitions include "Michel Lambeth”, “Pop Photographica", "Larry Fink" and "Douglas Clark: Sweet Immortality" (co-curated with Michael Mitchell). Through her efforts the AGO has hosted many exhibitions, including the work of Robert Frank, William Wegman, Man Ray, Eugene Atget, and Edward Burtynsky.