Practice: Critic, Author, and Curator
Date of Lecture: 1998-02-05
Photographic historian and critic Vincent Lavoie holds a doctorate in aesthetics from the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). In 1998, he was awarded the Lisette Model / Joseph G. Blum Fellowship in the History of Photography by the National Gallery of Canada, where he subsequently served for a term as assistant curator. Lavoie will be the guest artistic director of the 8th edition of Le Mois de la Photo. Taking place in 2003, the Montreal photo biennial will highlight the theme selected by Lavoie, Now: Images of Present Time.
Lavoie has published extensively and has over fifty national and international publications to his credit. His 1998 book, Man Ray: Ce que je suis, et autres textes was published in Paris by Hoëbeke, and in 2001, Montréal’s Editions Dazibao released L’instant-monument, du fait divers à l’humanitaire, an examination of photographic representations in the news.
Lavoie is currently a postdoctoral fellow and associate researcher at the McCord Museum of Canadian History.