2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the official founding of the Photography Department at the Art Gallery of Ontario. To celebrate, the AGO recorded a conversation between Sophie Hackett, the AGO’s Curator of Photography and Maia Sutnik, the first Curator of Photography at the AGO, discussing the gifts, purchases and exhibitions that led to the department as it exists today.
Symposium—Material Witness: Documentary since the 1940s (Sophie Hackett)
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Speakers for this symposium provided a rich overview of documentary photography from the 1940s through the 1990. Louis Kaplan, professor of history and theory of photography, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, spoke on William Klein's 1956 photobook. This event, held in conjunction with the special photography exhibition American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, was supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.