Born in Montréal, Stéphanie Hornstein completed a BFA at Concordia University and Master’s at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Art History through the inter-university program in Montréal. Her doctoral research is concerned with tracing patterns in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century travel photographs of the broad region which was designated by Westerners as the “Orient.” Her particular focus is on themes that are common to photographic representations of Japan and Egypt. Stéphanie was recently selected as Concordia’s sixth Researcher-in-Residence, a year-long position for which she will further her work on illustrated travelogues using the library’s collection. She is also the managing editor for a book series organized by the research group Formes actuelles de l’expérience photographique and published by Artexte.
Working Thesis Title: Picturing “Topsy-Turvey Land:” Patterns in Travel Photographs of Egypt and Japan, 1839-1914
Supervisor: Dr. Martha Langford
- History and theory of photography
- Travel literature
- Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century visual culture
- History of science and technology
- ARTH 267 Aspects of the History of Photography