Karla McManus is an art historian who specializes in the study of photography and the environmental imaginary. Her writing and research focuses on how historic and contemporary concerns, from wildlife conservation, to environmental disasters, to anxiety about the future, are visualized photographically. She received her PhD from Concordia University in 2015 and was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History and Art Conservation at Queen’s University from 2015-2017.
Her scholarly writings can be found in many publications including: the Journal of Canadian Art History, Imaginations, Captures, the Journal of Canadian Studies, and Intermédialités. Alongside this research, Karla has written catalogue essays and book chapters on the work of contemporary Canadian landscape photographers Jessica Auer, Geneviève Chevalier, David McMillan (forthcoming), and Andreas Rutkauskas. She is currently completing a monograph entitled, Eco-Photography: Justice, Nature, and the Global Environmental Imaginary to be published with McGill-Queen’s University Press.