Artist and Curator Bios
Scott Conarroe (b. 1974, Edmonton) holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver; and an MFA from NSCAD University, Halifax. In 2011, he was appointed a Canadian Armed Forces Civilian Artist in the Arctic. Conarroe was the recipient of the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography in 2011 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013. In 2014, he published his first monograph, By Rail and By Sea, with essays by Robert Bean and Simon Winchester (London: Black Dog Publishing). Conarroe’s work is included in many public and private collections, such as the Bank of Montreal; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Art Gallery of Windsor; and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. He teaches photography at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver and is represented by Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto.
Dr. Gaelle Morel
Dr. Gaelle Morel is an art historian and Exhibitions Curator at the Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada. She received her PhD in the History of Contemporary Art from Universite Paris 1 – Pantheon-Sorbonne, France. Her research and recent work deal with the figure of the artist as author in French contemporary photography. She also works on the artistic and cultural recognition of the medium in the United States in the 1930s. She was, until 2013, a member of the board of the Societe francaise de photographie, and a member of the editorial committee of Etudes photographiques, a bilingual peer reviewed journal on the history of photography. She edited Les Derniers Tableaux. Photojournalisme et art contemporain (Paris: Editions des Archives Contemporaines, 2008) and co-wrote with Thierry Gervais La Photographie published by Editions Larousse in France (2008, 2011). She was a recipient of a Terra Foundation for American Art Travel Grant in 2007, for her work on the American art dealer Julien Levy who closely worked with Berenice Abbott in the 1920s and 1930s.
A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival