Carol Sawyer is an accomplished Vancouver-based visual artist and singer working predominately with photography, video, installation, and improvised music. Since the early 1990s her work has been concerned with the connections between photography and fiction, performance, memory and history. Her ongoing project The Natalie Brettschneider Archive has been shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, at Carleton University Art Gallery and, in 2019, at Windsor Art Gallery. Sawyer’s new video The Scholar’s Study will be exhibited at the Gordon Smith Gallery this summer as part of the exhibition Visitations (Or, Thirteen Ways to Live with Ghosts). Sawyer was awarded the 2017 Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography by the Canada Council for the Arts.