Concordia University

Tal-Or Ben-Choreen

Thesis Title

Transnational Moments of Social Synergy:  Case Studies in the Emergence and Development of Photography Education  between 1960 and 1989


PhD Art History


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 K. Ben-Choreen is an artist and a PhD candidate at Concordia University in the department of Art History specializing in photography. Her doctoral studies are supported by Fulbright Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and focus on the institutionalization of photography education in Canadian and American Universities during the 1970s and ’80s. She holds an MA from Ryerson University and George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management.

Ben-Choreen has conducted research on behalf of the Eastman Museum, the New York Public Library, Visual Studies Workshop, and the National Gallery of Canada. Her work has been published in Function Magazine, Third Floor, Matsart Auction Catalogue, Canadian Jewish Studies, and Afterimage Online.

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

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