Queering Family Photography: A Short Video

Since May 2016, my colleagues and I at the The Family Camera Network have been running 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 in total, including 16 oral history interviews with 13 queer and/or 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.

We’ve produced a short video drawing on interview footage from this exciting new archive.

Elspeth Brown