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Burn with Desire at the Ryerson Image Centre

Nov 25 2014

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) plays with ideas of glamour and female representation in two exhibitions on view January – April 2015.

Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour offers a sweeping yet considered view of photography’s role in defining glamour since the 1920s.

Approaching female identity from a different angle, Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women seeks to challenge stereotypes, while claiming an alternative presence for women in the public sphere.

Both exhibitions open with a reception on January 21, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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The Ryerson Image Centre marks Remembrance Day with exhibitions examining themes of war

Nov 10 2014

This Remembrance Day, the Ryerson Image Centre honours the centennial of World War I with exhibitions examining themes of war.

DISPATCH: War Photographs in Print, 1854-2008 explores the representation of conflict in the western press over 150 years, from Roger Fenton’s legendary images of the Crimean War (1853–1856) to Luc Delahaye’s photographs from Afghanistan.

Alongside this major exhibition, Remembering The Real Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear Turns 100 celebrates Canadian soldier Harry Colebourn, whose 1914 purchase of a pet bear in White River, Ontario led to A.A. Milne’s world-famous Winnie-the-Pooh books.

Also on view are two contemporary video works that address the relationship between war and technology: Serious Games I–IV, by the late German artist Harun Farocki; and Drone Wedding by Toronto artist collective Public Studio.

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The Ryerson Image Centre announces the Peter Higdon Research Centre and Graduate Scholarship

Oct 27 2014

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is pleased to announce the naming of its Research Centre in honour of Peter Higdon, founding Collections Curator, who is retiring after 35 years at Ryerson University.

The Peter Higdon Research Centre will mark Peter’s instrumental role in shaping Ryerson’s photography collection into a world-class resource.

To further recognize his commitment to students, Ryerson’s School of Image Arts is happy to announce the establishment of the Peter Higdon Graduate Scholarship.

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The Ryerson Image Centre marks the centennial of The Great War with three exhibitions

Aug 7 2014

To mark the centennial of World War I, the Ryerson Image Centre is proud to present DISPATCH: War Photographs in Print, 1854-2008.

DISPATCH explores the representation of conflict in the western press, tracing war photography’s evolution through changing historical contexts, aesthetic priorities and editorial practices over 150 years.

Alongside this major exhibition, the RIC presents two contemporary video works that address the relationship between war and technologies of representation: Serious Games I – IV, by German artist Harun Farocki, who passed away suddenly this July; and Drone Wedding, a newly commissioned work by acclaimed Toronto artist collective Public Studio.

All exhibitions open on September 17, with a public reception from 6pm to 8pm.

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The Ryerson Image Centre celebrates the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival with four new exhibitions and an international symposium

Mar 10 2014

Scotiabank Photography Award: Stan Douglas

Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases

Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay: The Same Problem 5

Curious Anarchy: The Photographic Collection of Maia-Mari Sutnik

Symposium, Collecting and Curating Photographs: Between Private and Public Collections

Ryerson Image Centre celebrates WorldPride 2014 with photography exhibitions that address queer identity

Jan 20 2014

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC), in celebration of WorldPride 2014 Toronto, explores queer identity this summer with What it Means to be Seen: Photography and Queer Visibility.

Generously presented by TD Bank Group, the exhibition addresses the importance of visibility, long tied to the campaign for greater acceptance and understanding of the LGBTQ community.

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