Chuck Samuels was born in Montréal in 1956. He was introduced to photography by his father, himself a talented amateur photographer, who gave his son his first camera in1967. The young Samuels photographed continually through the late 1960s and into the 1970s and mid-1980s, during which time he studied with Henry Abramson, ClaireBeaugrand-Champagne, Tom Gibson, Peter Hutchinson, Katherine Tweedie, John Max, Gabor Szilasi, and others. In 1980, Samuels was invited to have his first exhibition, a solo show at the Critical Eye Gallery in the Eastern Townships. In addition to his artistic activities, between the early 1980s and the present, Samuels has served on several boards, consultative committees, and juries for a number of cultural institutions, both in Canada and abroad. He has intermittently published articles on photography and periodically taught photography part-time at Critical Eye Workshop, Dawson College, Concordia University, McGill University, and the University of Ottawa. From 2002 to 2014, he served as director general of Le Mois de la Photo. Montréal (since renamed Momenta, biennale de l’image), an international biennale of contemporary photography. For additional information on Samuels and his work, please consult his website, www.chucksamuels.com. Many of his projects are represented in the U.S. byClampArt gallery in New York (www.clampart.com).