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Michel Hardy-Vallée

Michel Hardy-Vallée

PhD Student - Art History

Thesis Title

Making Photography Speak: John Max's Open Passport and Photographic Narration ca. 1965-1975


Dr. Martha Langford

Research Interests
  • Canadian Photography
  • Fiction and Narration in the Visual Arts
  • Aesthetics


Michel Hardy-Vallée is a PhD student in the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Art History at Concordia University. His research examines the work of photographer John Max (1936-2011) and the place of fictionality in photographic narratives. He graduated with a B.A. in English and Applied Linguistics from McGill University (2003) where he founded and directed the undergraduate academic journal Hotel: Critical Review / Revue critique. In 2007, he received a Master's degree in English from the same institution with a thesis on the literary aspect of pictures in graphic novels, which was published in part in Comics as a Nexus of Cultures (McFarland, 2010), and later taught ESL in the CEGEP network, UQAM, and McGill. He is the recipient of a Concordia Merit Scholarship, a Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship, and the Renata Hornstein Graduate Fellowship in Art History.

Teaching – Undergraduate Courses
  • ARTH 267 Aspects of the History of Photography
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