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Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande

Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande is a Ph.D. student in the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Art History at Concordia University and a Jarislowsky Foundation Doctoral Fellow in Canadian Art History. He also holds a Concordia University Graduate Fellowship and a FQRSC doctoral scholarship. His research analyses the uses of photography in governmental propaganda in Québec before the Quiet Revolution. He graduated with a BA in Art History from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2009. In 2012, he received his Master's degree from the same institution with a thesis entitled 'Les mécanismes de la transformation du réel dans la propagande photographique nazie: le congrès du NSDAP à Nuremberg en 1933'. His scholarly speeches and articles concern the articulation of images, urban space and theory of photography. 

Thesis Title: Moderniser par l'image: la propagande photographique gouvernementale au Québec (1900-1960)

Supervisor: Dr. Martha Langford

Research Interests:

  • History of Photography
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Modernity in Quebec
  • Media Culture
  • Propaganda
  • Portrait

Teaching – Undergraduate Courses:

  • ARTH 267 Aspects of the History of Photography
  • ARTH 398 Special Topics in Art and Society: A Visual History of Persuasion: Power, Propaganda and the State


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