Join us for a book signing of Photography and Humor with author Louis Kaplan, Professor of History and Theory of Photography and New Media at the University of Toronto. In this book, Kaplan exposes readers to the key genres of photographic humor, whether making fun of photography’s role in identity, mocking its social function, or scoffing at the association of photography and death. Kaplan utilizes classics from renowned photographers, including Elliott Erwitt, Weegee, Cindy Sherman, and Martin Parr, as well as hidden gems of vernacular photography.
Louis Kaplan is Professor of History and Theory of Photography and New Media at the University of Toronto. He is the author of László Moholy-Nagy: Biographical Writings (1995), American Exposures: Photography and Community in the Twentieth Century (2005) and The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer (2008), among other books. He was the inaugural chair of the Department of Visual Studies at the Mississauga campus and he holds cross-appointments in the Department of Art, the Cinema Studies Institute, the Centre for Jewish Studies, and the Centre for the Study of the United States at the University of Toronto.