ABOUT

Christopher Manson (British, b.1979) is a social documentary photographer and photo instructor living in Toronto, Canada. His photographs have been published in The Observer on Sunday, Time Out Magazine, The New York Times LENS blog, and others. He is the author of numerous self-published photobooks, including Type 1 Teen, which tackles lifestyle changes required of Canadian adolescents living with Type-1 diabetes. A recipient of Visual Artist Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts (2013) and the Toronto Arts Council (2011), and a Magnum Photos Scholarship (2010), Manson has spent the last four years documenting the predicaments facing First Nations diabetics living in the remote northern regions of Canada.

Christopher's bookworks are in numerous collections including Art Gallery of Ontario, Dorothy H. Hoover Library - Ontario College of Art & Design, Ryerson Archives & Special Collections, Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections - York University and many others.

Christopher is currently in Toronto and available for assignments, lectures and workshops
Phone: +1 416-528-1371
Email: mansonphotography [@] gmail.com

Photo by Lodoe Laura


EXHIBITIONS AND BOOK FAIRS

  • 2017  INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks at the Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, USA
  • 2016  1/Edition: Toronto's Art Book Fair, Riot Act: Looking Back at the G20, Toronto, CAN
  • 2016  Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Book Fair, Riot Act: Looking Back at the G20, Vancouver, CAN
  • 2016  Artscape Youngplace, TYPOLOGY at the Toronto Art Book Fair, Working Title, Toronto, CAN
  • 2016  Runnymede Library, Portraits from Flight and Freedom, Toronto, CAN
  • 2016   Ryerson Image Centre, Living with Diabetes in Moose Factory, Toronto, CAN
  • 2015   Ryerson Artspace at The Gladstone Hotel, Riot Act: Looking Back at the G20, CAN
  • 2015   The Rose Theatre, The Art of Caring Exhibition (Group), Kingston-upon Thames, UK
  • 2014   Robert Mclaughlin Gallery, Exposed (Group), Toronto, CAN
  • 2013   Harbourfront Center (Commission), Nine Rivers City, Toronto, CAN
  • 2011   HOST gallery, War on Want (Group), London, UK
  • 2011   Toronto Image Works Gallery, Type 1 Teen (M.F.A. show), Toronto, CAN
  • 2010   American University Museum, One Hour Photo (Group), Washington, DC
  • 2010   Contact Gallery, Magnum Photos Masterclass (Group), Toronto, CAN
  • 2008   The Red Head Gallery, Insomnia (Group), Nuit Blanche, Toronto, CAN
  • 2008   Hamilton Fringe Fest, Emerging - New Documentarists, (Projection), Hamilton, CAN

GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS

  • 2013   Project Grant for Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts
  • 2011   Visual Artists Grant, Toronto Arts Council
  • 2011   People’s Choice Award, Photography Book Now Competition, Blurb
  • 2011   Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution in Arts and Culture’ by the Jewish Film Festival
  • 2010   MAGNUM PHOTOS Scholarship awarded by Scotiabank

TALKS, WORKSHOPS, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

  • 2017   Portfolio Reviewer, News Photographers Association of Canada’s annual photojournalism conference 2017, Toronto, CAN
  • 2016   Workshop, Photobook Workshop, Gallery 44, CAN
  • 2016   Workshop, Book Arts Workshop, Artscape Youngplace with Gallery 44 and Critical Distance, CAN
  • 2015   Artist Talk, Creativity and the Mind (Conference), Agnes Etherington Art Centre, CAN
  • 2014   Artist Talk, Nine Rivers City, Ontario Archaeological Society - Peterborough, CAN
  • 2013   Artist Talk, Nine Rivers City, Ontario Archaeological Society - Toronto, CAN
  • 2013   Workshop - The DIY Photobook, Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, CAN
  • 2013   Artist Talk, Hull School of Art & Design, Kingston Upon Hull, UK
  • 2012   Artist Talk, Documenting the Invisible, Pediatric Diabetes Conference, Toronto, CAN
  • 2012   Artist Talk, Documenting the Invisible, M.F.A. Ryerson University, Toronto, CAN
  • 2011   Panel Member, Raising the Lusitania: How to Render the Invisible, CONTACT Festival, CAN
  • 2010   Artist Talk, Type 1 Teen, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, CAN

CATALOGUES, REVIEWS, NEWS CLIPPINGS

  • 2016   F-Stop Magazine, Where I Live, Issue #73, Nov
  • 2015   NOW Magazine, Reliving the G20 Riot 5-Years Later, July 22
  • 2013   Ryerson Magazine, Living with Diabetes in Moose Factory, Winter Issue
  • 2013   Globe and Mail, In Pictures: Nine Rivers City, June 21
  • 2012   New York Times LENS, Photographing an Invisible Subject, Jan 11
  • 2012   Diabetes Dialogue, Type 1 Teen Photo Essay, Spring Issue, pg.20-27
  • 2011   The Hospital News, Type 1 Teen Photo Essay, December Issue, pg.18-19
  • 2011   News Photographers Association of Canada, Type 1 Teen Photo Essay, Jan 20
  • 2010   News Photographers Association of Canada, Beirut Photo Essay, March 10
  • 2008   FOAM, Burlesque Photo Essay, Fall Talent Issue, pg.32
  • 2008   Naked Eye Magazine, Burlesque Photo Essay, Spring Issue, pg.75-77

TEACHING, ASSISTING WORK

  • 2012-2016   School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Sessional Instructor, CAN
  • 2015   MAGNUM PHOTOS, Workshop Assistant to Larry Towell, Contact Festival, CAN
  • 2012   MAGNUM PHOTOS, Workshop Assistant to Bruce Gilden, Contact Festival, CAN
  • 2011   International Center of Photography, Internship, NYC
  • 2010   MAGNUM PHOTOS, Workshop Assistant to Stuart Franklin, Contact Festival, CAN
  • 2008   MAGNUM PHOTOS Workshop Assistant to Chris Anderson, Contact Festival, CAN

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2011   M.F.A. Documentary Media (Awarded with Distinction), Ryerson University, Canada
  • 2002   B.A. (Honors) Contemporary Photographic Practice, Northumbria University, UK
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