MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver, Canada
2018 – current
Adjunct Professor
iSchool, University of British Columbia, Canada
2009 – current
Continuing Studies, University of Victoria, Canada
2016 – current
Ph.D. in Library, Archives and Information Studies
University of British Columbia, Canada.
Dissertation Title:
The Archival Trustworthiness of Digital Photographs in Social Media Platforms.
Selected Exhibitions & Commissions
GOOGLE-ORACLE 2020 While We Wait: Records of Solitude, Group exhibition
Monica Reyes Gallery, Vancouver BC
GOOGLE-ORACLE Billboard Project
Monica Reyes Gallery, Vancouver BC
DECLARATIONS / Sandwich Special
Back Gallery Project, Vancouver BC
Through the Trapdoor, Group exhibition curated by Paul Wong.
On Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Rogues Gallery
Commissioned by InTransit, Vancouver, BC.
Vancouver / Vancouver
Rick Erickson Collection curated by Michael Turner.
Gallery 1965, Vancouver, BC.
10 x 10, Group exhibition curated by Sascha Yamashita
Gallery Atsui, Vancouver, BC.
Solo exhibition
Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Pacific Northwest Annual
Center on Contemporary Art, Group exhibition curated by Ken Lum
Seattle, USA.
Solo exhibition
Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Solo exhibition
Chiostro Di San Paolo, Ferrara, Italy.
NOSTALGIA Free Manifesta hosted by Sal Randolph
Manifesta 4, Frankfurt, Germany.
Solo exhibition
Buschlen Mowatt Annex, Vancouver, BC
2017. “Digital photography, social media and the cultural heritage.” Museum Conference at Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, Sweden. 7-8 September.
2015. “Artists, Social Media and Platform Providers: Rules of Engagement.” Academy of the Arts (Listaháskóli Íslands), Reykjavik, Iceland. 25 September.
2014. “Exploring Social Media Platforms as Archives: Unintended Consequences.” Valand Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 15-16 October.
Book Chapters
Bushey, J. (2016) “Social Media Platforms as Default Archives: Unintended Consequences.” In Order & Collapse. Gothenburg, Sweden: University of Gothenburg and Hasselblad Foundation Press.
Bushey, J. (2015). “Investigating Sites of Power: Audiovisual Archives and Social Media Platforms.” In Photographic Powers, edited by M. Elo and M. Karo, 264-286. Helsinki, Finland: Aalto University Press.
Bushey, J. (2013). “Web Albums: Preserving the Contemporary Photographic Album.” In The Photograph and the Collection, edited by G. Farnell, 196-229. Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc.
Bushey, J. (2008). “He Shoots, He Stores: New Photographic Practice in the Digital Age.” Archivaria 65: 125-149.
Bushey, J., M. Demoulin, and R. McLelland. (2015). “Cloud Service Contracts: An Issue of Trust.” Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 39, no. 2: 128-153.
Bushey, J. (2014). “La fotographia en las redes sociales: archivos personales o materiales effemeros?” Tabula 17 (trans provided): 107-122.
Bushey, J. (2014). “Convergence, Connectivity, Ephemeral and the Performed: New Characteristics of Digital Photographs.” Archives & Manuscripts 42, no. 1: 33-47.

Panel Sessions

2021. “Pandemic Pivot: Taking Archival Services and Programming Online. Panel Session with Genevieve Weber, Krista McCracken, and Kim Gough, D1. At the Association of Canadian Archivists Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, 9 June.
2020. “#Archivists4ClimateAction.” Panel Session with Krista Jamieson, Ted Lee, Itza Carbajal, Fletcher Durant, and Sam Winn, A6. At the Association of Canadian Archivists Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, Vancouver, BC. 11 June.
2016. “Personal Archives and Social Media Platforms.” Panel Session, Not all Innovation is Technological: Conceptualizing Personal Archives, Session 2a, at the Association of Canadian Archivists Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec. 02 June.
2008. “Best Practice for Born-Digital Images: Translating Theory into Practice.” Panel session, Toward a Best Practice Guide for Collecting Born-Digital Photographs, Session 109, at the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. 08 August.
Papers Presented
Bushey, J. (2020). “Cloud Service Provider Contracts: Exploring Issues of Trust when storing records in the Cloud.” Presentation at Preservación Digital De Documents Auténticos, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica. 18 February.
Hamouda, H., V. Lemieux, C. Rogers, K. Thibodeau, J. Bushey, J. Stewart, J. Cameron and C. Feng. (2019). “Extending the Scope of Computational Archival Science: A Case Study on Leveraging Archival And Engineering Approaches to Develop a Framework to Detect and Prevent “Fake Video.” IEEE BigData Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
Bushey, J. (2018). “Archival Diplomatics as a Strategy of Authentication for Social Media Images.” Presentation at Helsinki Photomedia 2018 Photography Research Conference, Helsinki, Finland. 26-28 March.
Bushey, J. (2016). “The Loss of Materiality: Impact on Digital Estates and Archives.” Presentation at Helsinki Photomedia 2016 Photography Research Conference, Helsinki, Finland. 30 March – 01 April.
Bushey, J. (2015). “How Online Sociality and Free Terabytes are Shaping Personal Digital Archives.” Presentation at Personal Digital Archiving Conference (PDA), New York University, NY. 24-26 April.
Bushey, J. (2015). “Trust in Cloud Service Contracts.” Presentation at InterPARES Trust Third International Symposium, Washington, D.C. 15 May.
Bushey, J. (2015). “Trustworthy Citizen-generated Images and Videos on Social Media Platforms.” Paper presentation at 48th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), Kauai, Hawaii. 5-8 January.
Bushey, J. (2014). “Information Systems for Archival Management and Access.” Paper presentation at 5th International Symposium Electronic Records Management Research Center of Renmin University, Beijing, China. 29-30 November.
Bushey, J. (2014). “Digital Photographs in Social Media Platforms: Preliminary Findings.” Paper presentation at 2nd International Conference on Cloud Security Management (ICCSM), The Cedars University of Reading, UK. 23-24 October.
Bushey, J. (2014). “Trustworthy Digital Photographs on Social Media Platforms: Early Findings and Challenges Report.” Paper presentation at Archives and Cultural Industries, 2nd Annual International Council on Archives Conference, Girona, Spain. 11-15 October.
Bushey, J. (2014). “Trustworthy Digital Photographs Accessed and Stored in Social Media Platforms.” Paper presentation at Archival Education Research Institute (AERI), University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences, Pittsburgh. 14-18 July.
Bushey, J. (2014). “Digital Curation of Images and Video in Social Media Platforms.” Paper presentation at AV Archives: Why They Matter, Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) 18th Conference. Vientiane, Laos. 26-27 May.
Bushey, J. (2014). “Investigating Sites of Power: Online Image ‘Archives’.” Paper presentation at the Helsinki Photography Research Conference (Photomedia), Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Helsinki, Finland, 26-28 March.
Social Sciences Humanities Research Council, Doctoral Award 2014 – 2016
Social Sciences Humanities Research Council, SSHRC Storytellers Top 25, Finalist 2015
University of British Columbia, Arts Graduate Student Research Award 2015
University of British Columbia, Anne and George Piternick Student Research Award 2014
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Arts Graduate Award 2013
Dept. Foreign Affairs & International Trade of Canada Arts Grant 2002
Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Creation Grant 2002