Carol Payne is Associate Professor of Art History at Carleton University and a research associate of the university’s Public History program. She is the author of The Official Picture: The National Film Board of Canada's Still Photography Division and the Image of Canadian Nationhood, 1941-1971. (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013) and coeditor with Andrea Kunard of The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011). She is also author of numerous essays on photography, from the historic to the contemporary. Under current and past SSHRCC awards, she is principal investigator of the photo-based oral history project Views from the North, a collaboration with the Ottawa-based Inuit school Nunavut Sivuniksavut, Library and Archives Canada and Carleton University’s Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre.