Selected AGO exhibitions:
Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956-1971 (2020)
Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s-1980s (2016)
Thomas Ruff: Object Relations (2016)
Introducing Suzy Lake (2014)
Background: Sophie Hackett has been a member of the AGO’s department of photography since 2006. During her tenure she has curated numerous exhibitions and collection reinstallations, written and contributed to countless publications, participated on international juries and maintained an active academic profile. She was a Graduate Intern at the J. Paul Getty Museum in its department of photographs, and completed a Master’s Degree in Visual Art at the University of Chicago. She is currently an adjunct faculty member in Ryerson University’s Master’s degree program in Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management, and was a 2017 Fellow with the Center for Curatorial Leadership. Hackett’s area of specialty is 19th and 20th century vernacular photography.