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MAP Presentation Series: Fall 2019

Fri., Nov. 1, 2019 3:30 p.m. - Fri., Nov. 1, 2019 4:30 p.m.

Location: Education Building Room 113

Narrating Photography's Blind Field; or How Photography Can Teach us About the World Outside the Picture's Frame

Dr. Karla McManus, Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Arts


Karla McManus is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance at the University of Regina. Her research focuses on how historic and contemporary concerns about the environment are visualized photographically. From 2017-2019, Karla was an Assistant Professor (LTF) at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University. In 2019, she curated the exhibition Inside/Outside: Images of the LAND in Artexte's Collection based on a 2017 research residency at Artexte Information Centre. Her recent publications include, "How Anthropo-scenic! Concerns and Debates about the Age of the Anthropocene," in the exhibition catalogue Anthropocene: Burtynsky, Baichwal, De Pencier (2018), and "Above, Below, and Behind the Camera: the Perspective of Animals" in From Ego to Eco: Mapping Shifts from Anthropocentrism to Ecocentrism (2018). Alongside the photographer Andreas Rutkauskas, Karla was a 2018 Research Fellow at the Canadian Photography Institute (National Gallery of Canada) where they investigated the NFB Still Photography project Between Friends (1976).

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen Irwin at