Teacher Resource Guide
Photography through explorations of Historical and Contemporary Art in Canada
Since its introduction to the country in 1839, Canadian practitioners have taken up photography to create portraits, capture the landscape, and document noteworthy events—revolutionizing the ways Canadians see themselves in relation to the world around them. Examining works by some of Canada’s most inventive photographers, the activities in this guide invite students to study different genres, elements of form, and approaches to photography. Students will also examine wide-ranging concerns related to the practice of making images, such as the use of photography as an artform, the ethics of documentation, and the notion of staging reality.
- Bringing into Focus: Examining the Art of Portraiture
- Ethics of Documentary Photography: The Camera as Witness
- The Decisive Moment: Staging Reality
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