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Dr. Bruno Lessard

Dr. Bruno Lessard

Phone Ext. 556860

PhD in Literature and cinema (Université de Montréal)
MA in English literature (Université Laval)
BA in English studies (UQAC)

Dr. Bruno Lessard

Dr. Bruno Lessard is an Associate Professor in the School of Image Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University.  After completing his doctoral studies, Dr. Lessard went on to a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at York University.  Dr. Lessard is the author of The Art of Subtraction: Digital Adaptation and the Object Image (University of Toronto Press, 2017), and co-editor of the collection Critical Distance in Documentary Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). He is currently writing a book on Chinese documentary filmmaker Wang Bing titled Wang Bing: Chinese Documentary between History and Labour. As a photo-based artist, Dr. Lessard has focused on changing urban landscapes in Canada and China, and he has sought to revive night photography and non-figurative photographic practices within a documentary context. His work can be found here:, external link, opens in new window