Concordia University

Tal-Or Ben-Choreen

Caroline Beaudoin

PhD Student - Art History

Thesis Title

Educating Taste: A Study of the Construction of Photographic Art Aesthetic in the 1970s and 80s


Dr. Martha Langford

Research Interests
  • Photography
  • Photography Theory
  • Aesthetic Development
  • Contemporary Art Theory
  • Archives and Archival Practices
  • Collection Historiography
  • Artist Networks
  • Preservation Studies


Tal-Or Ben-Choreen is an artist and a PhD Candidate at Concordia University in the department of Art History specializing in photography. She is interested in the way photography and film have been utilized by artists to form a document of their social conditions. She conducts her research through the fields of fine art and preservation.

Ben-Choreen has been awarded several grants to conduct research including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, and a Roloff Beny Foundation scholarship. She has conducted research for George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, the New York Public Library, and the National Gallery of Canada. Ben-Choreen has published articles in Function, Matsart Auction Catalogue, and Afterimage Online.

Teaching – Undergraduate Courses
  • ARTH 359 Studies in Contemporary Photographic Art


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