Presentation House Gallery
The Polygon Gallery
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9

Luce Lebart on Collecting and Curating Photographs

Saturday, April 22, 4 PM,
at Presentation House Theatre

Please join us for a talk by the acclaimed historian of photography Luce Lebart who was recently appointed the first director of the new Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Lebart will discuss the Institute’s plans for their comprehensive collection and her approach to working with eclectic photographic collections in libraries, museums and archives.

From 2011 to 2016, Lebart was director of collections and curator at the Société Française de Photographie, the oldest photographic society in France, founded in Paris in 1854. As a curator, Lebart has organized and co-organized the exhibitions: La Guerre des Gosses Rencontres d’Arles, 2014; Souvenirs du Sphinx, 2015; Stains and Traces, First photosensitive tests by Hippolyte Bayard, 2015; Illuminations, 2015; Images à Charge (Burden of Proof) and Lady Liberty in 2016.  She is the author of several books, including Mold is Beautiful, Lady Liberty: The Photographic Making of an Icon, and Les Silences d’Atget (Atget’s Silences), as well as a number of articles in fields such as météorological and forensic photography and the history of archiving.


Erik Christensen (formerly known as Erik Schack)
Files  c. 1987
gelatin silver print with retouching, 23.8 × 17.9 cm
Gift of The Globe and Mail Newspaper to the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada