The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions


In May 2016, The Family Camera Network launched a public archive project to collect and preserve family photographs and their stories, providing a resource for teachers, historians, and scholars to write new histories of photography, family, and Canada. The project has conducted over 30 interviews, including 16 oral history interviews with 13 queer and trans narrators about their family photographs. The photographs and video interviews are being preserved at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and at the Royal Ontario Museum. This video draws from interview footage in this archive.

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Queering Family Photography
Directed by Thy Phu; Edited and Animated by Maryam Golafshani and Mark Kasumovic
Toronto, Ontario, 2018 Single-channel video, 18 minutes

Courtesy of The Family Camera Network