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Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography is accompanied by an active and extensive program of events.
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A group of people looking at art at the opening of the spring season of exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre in 2017
Fig. 1

  Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake (installation view), Ryerson Image Centre, 2017 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

One person looking at a bright orange wall full of photographs
Fig. 2

   The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive (installation view), Ryerson Image Centre, 2017 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography is accompanied by an active and extensive program of events.
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Upcoming

Winter Exhibitions Opening Party

Join us to celebrate a new season of exhibitions. Light refreshments and cash bar provided.

Wednesday, January 24
6:00–8:00 pm

Opening Night

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Collabrorate With Us

Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography is accompanied by an active and extensive program of special events in partnership with organizations across Toronto. View the entire list.

Panels, workshops, lectures and more
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Special Tour of Soon we were en route again...The Margaret Corry Albums (1947–1963)

Join co-instructors Gaëlle Morel and Sophie Hackett on a guided tour of the exhibition 

Wednesday, February 7
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Parker Kay

Join Parker Kay (New Media '15), winner of the Ryerson Image Centre's first open call for Noon Time Collection Talk proposals from Ryerson students and recent alumni. This talk will examine works by contemporary Canadian photographers such as Phil Bergerson, Robert Burley, Rob Gooblar, Jessica McDonald, and Elizabeth Siegfried to unpack the power of "the archive" and how it can shift the ontology of the photographs within it. 

Parker aims to explore the past and present criteria for how and why these works—outliers amongst the RIC's best-known collections, including the Black Star Collection and individual artist archives—have been acquired.

Thursday, February 15
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Tanenbaum Lecture with Jim Goldberg

Join artist Jim Goldberg for a talk as part of the RIC's Tanenbaum Lecture Series. This talk is presented in conjunction with Collaboration: A Potential History, featuring Goldberg's series, Rich and Poor.

Wednesday, February 28
7:00 pm

Ticketed Lecture

TBA

Opening Party for Petrija Dos Santos: A Labour of Love

Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of Petrija Dos Santos: A Labour of Love in our student gallery

Wednesday, March 7
6:00–8:00 pm

Opening Night

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Photography: The Black Box of History

Keynote speakers: Ariella Azoulay and Elizabeth Edwards

The academic study of photography remains, some eighty years into its development, a nascent and unsettled scholarly enterprise.

This symposium will investigate how photography is conceptualized as a problem in history today, and how recent technological and epistemological transformations have engendered new approaches. Photography: The Black Box of History will bring together researchers whose methods and subjects exemplify new ways of thinking about photography that revisit history and encourage alternatives.

Free admission. No RSVP or registration required.

Friday, March 16–Saturday March 17

Symposium

School of Image Arts, Ryerson University
122 Bond Street, third floor, room IMA-307

Noon Time Collection Talk with Sara Knelman

Join Sara Knelman for a talk on an aspect of the RIC's collection. Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, March 22
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Noon Time Collection Talk with Zoe Lepiano

Join Zoe Lepiano for a talk on an aspect of the RIC's collection. Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, April 5
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

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