Mapping out the photographic network in 19th century Canada: a work in progress

Shannon Perry by Robert Lansdale

Shannon Perry by Robert Lansdale

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, Nov. 20, 2013.
A WORK IN PROGRESS: Shannon Perry. 

Ms Perry spoke with us on WWII Colour Photographs in November two years ago (2011 11 19). She is currently working as a photo archivist within the newly formed Archival Description department at Library and Archives, Canada. Shannon holds an M.A. in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University in Toronto and George Eastman House in Rochester N.Y..

The public is welcome. Go to our Programs page for times and directions.

Interested in the 19th century Canadian photographic industry, Shannon is in her second year of a PhD in Visual Cultural Studies at De Montfort University in Leicester U.K. Her talk  this month will be about what she hopes to discover, and what she has found so far. She is “looking at the photographic industry between the years 1880 – 1914, specifically focusing on the Ottawa area, and positioning Ottawa photographer William James Topley as a primary node within the network.” Shannon is “interested in exploring what the landscape looked like pre and post Kodak, with special attention to how Kodak ‘instructed’ the amateur photographer through repeated exposure in the popular press, demonstration techniques and preferred dealer schemes.

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