SNAP Curatorial Committee Members:

Karen Carter 

Karen Carter (she/her) is the Director of BAND. She has over 25 years of experience working and volunteering in a range of arts, culture and heritage settings. She is the former Executive Director of Heritage Toronto, the founding Executive Director of Myseum of Toronto and co-founder of Black Artists’ Network and Dialogue (BAND). She is also the founder and president of Karen Carter and Associates Cultural Consulting, a firm that focuses on building new community-centred cultural organizations, projects, and initiatives and of CArt, a Caribbean Art Fair launched in 2020. Karen’s most recent project is as co-founder of the BIPOC Fellowship to help support the development of a more diverse cultural landscape in Canada.

Rita Godlevskis 

PhotoED Magazine’s Editor /Publisher Rita Godlevskis has more than twenty years of experience in photography based, creative media work, in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. She has worked across multiple platforms with a diverse range of projects in her portfolio in editorial, and creative production contexts. A passion for promoting diverse voices in Canadian photography, and great coffee keep her fuelled.

Melanie Trojkovic (Co-chair)

Melanie Trojkovic is Gallery Director at United Contemporary and has a passion for contemporary photographic and digital art practice. Mel has held previous positions at the Manifesta Biennial in Amsterdam, was the former Gallery Director at LUMAS in Yorkville, and most recently held a position as Gallery Associate at Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto.

Craig D’Arville (Co-chair)

Craig is an arts communications specialist based in Toronto. His company connects collectors with high-calibre historical and contemporary photography.

Sophie Hackett 

Sophie Hackett has been a member of the AGO’s department of photography since 2006. During her tenure she has curated numerous exhibitions and collection reinstallations, written and contributed to countless publications, participated on international juries and maintained an active academic profile.

Emmy Lee Wall 

Emmy Lee Wall is Executive Director of Capture Photography Festival. Previously an Assistant Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, she researched and coordinated the acquisition of more than 2,500 works to the gallery’s permanent collection and worked on more than twenty historical and contemporary exhibitions with local and international artists in a wide range of media.

Vitor Pavão 

Vitor Pavão moved from São Paulo to Toronto in 2017 to pursue a Masters in Photography Preservation and Collection Management. He holds a post-graduate degree in Photography: Cultural and Artistic Practices, and has more than ten years of experience as a professional photographer. Vitor has worked as an intern at the Art Institute of Chicago and as a volunteer at The ArQuives. Currently he holds a position as a Collection Technician at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Greg Manuel

Greg is an independent curator with over 20 years experience in the art world. He is Co-Director of C|Art Caribbean Art Biennial and is currently a member of the Curatorial Advisory Committee for BAND Gallery, Toronto.

Caroline Pearson

Caroline Pearson is Director at Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto. Through her role at the gallery, she has developed strong relationships with emerging and established photographers from Canada and abroad. Since 2019, Caroline has spearheaded the gallery’s presentations at Paris Photo, bringing the work of Canadian photographers to an international audience.

Rui Mateus Amaral

Rui Mateus Amaral is an independent curator, as well as adjunct curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Toronto. He has curated solo exhibitions with artists Félix González-Torres, Carlos Bunga, Eduardo Basualdo, Eric N. Mack, Iris Häussler, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Ryan Gander and Eva Kot’átková, among others. Together with Daisy Desrosiers and November Paynter, Amaral co-founded MOCA Toronto’s triennial, Greater Toronto Art, and co-curated its inaugural edition in 2021. He has consulted on projects for the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian Art Foundation, Art Toronto, and Chanel. His writing has appeared in Artforum International and Momus, as well as several artist publications. He has an M.F.A. from OCAD University.

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