Rachel Topham specializes in documenting artworks and spaces. As well as taking photographs she has extensive experience in image file preparation for art catalogues. Rachel received her BFA in Photography from Ryerson University in 2004 and in 2006 was part of the first cohort to graduate from Ryerson University and George Eastman House with an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. During her time as a student she has been recognized for her academic and artistic achievements by receiving an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the Edward S. Rogers Graduate Scholarship, and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant. In 2008 she was hired as a photographer for the Vancouver Art Gallery, where she works to create signature images of artworks with a specialization in installation photography. Rachel's most recent catalogues where she acted as principle photographer and digital image preparation technician include:
Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures
London : Black Dog Publishing, Vancouver : Vancouver Art Gallery. 2016)
Harry Callahan: The Street
(London : Black Dog Publishing, Vancouver : Vancouver Art Gallery. 2016)
Douglas Coupland's Everywhere is Anywhere is Anything is Everything.
(London : Black Dog Publishing, Vancouver : Vancouver Art Gallery. 2014)
Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art.
Artists: Ai Weiwei, Chen Shaoxiong, Ji Yunfei, Liu Jianhua, Jennifer Wen Ma, MadeIn Company, Qiu Shihua, Sun Xun, Xu Bing and Zhang Enli
(London : Black Dog Publishing, Vancouver : Vancouver Art Gallery. 2015)
Geoffrey Farmer’s The Surgeon and The Photographer.
(Vancouver : Vancouver Art Gallery. 2015)
Private Photography and Digital Preparation clients include:
Art Canada Institute
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Art Gallery of Ontario
Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery
City of Vancouver
Terris Lightfoot Contracting Ltd.