Braun, Marta

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Braun, Marta

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1946-present

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Marta Braun is a professor in the school of Image Arts at Ryerson University and the director of the FPPCM program. She holds an honours B.A. in Art History from the University of Toronto and an M.A. (magna cum laude), in Media Study from the State University of New York. Marta’s area of research is chronophotography, particularly the work of E.J. Marey and Eadweard Muybridge. In 1994, her book Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne Jules Marey, was short listed for Britain’s Kraszna-Krausz award, given bi-annually for the best internationally published book in photography. She went on to win this award in 1999, along with four other authors, for the collection of essays Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science. In 1996 Marta was made a Knight of the Order of Academic Palms by the Government of France in recognition of her contribution to the cause of French knowledge, culture, scientific progress and education. In the Fall 2008 she served as a fellow at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie in Weimar, Germany where she developed an exhibition of Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion.

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