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Inventing the land: the history of landscape photography


September 28, 2022

This round table discussion explores visual representations since the creation of landscape photography in19th century, which has helped shape and consolidate Canada national image, from Alexander Henderson’s day to our own, with experts in art history and photography. The conversation explore visual representations of landscapes as both a political and artistic practice.

Moderated by Zoë Tousignant, Curator of Photography at the Museum.


  • Karla McManus, Art Historian and Visual Theorist
  • Elizabeth Anne Cavaliere, SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at Queen’s University
  • Jessica Auer, Canadian Photographer, Filmmaker and Educator