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Winter 2015

Artist Talk and Film Screening with Zinnia Naqvi

Join Zinnia Naqvi for an artist talk and screening of her experimental film, Seaview. Combining home video and recent footage along with text, conversations, and testimonials, Seaview reveals the complications of translating culture across time and seas. Naqvi confronts her personal struggle between the ideals of Western and Eastern societies, ultimately confounding any single understanding of Pakistani society.

Tuesday, February 3
3:00-5:00 pm

Ticketed Lecture

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

Special Tour of Burn With Desire: Photography and Glamour and Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women

 Join curator Gaëlle Morel for an exhibition tour of Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour and Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women.

Wednesday, February 4
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Chantal Wilson

Join RIC Registrar Chantal Wilson for a discussion of the work of Charles Moore and its dissemination to the public through the popular illustrated press.

As a photographer for Black Star photo agency between 1958 and 1965, Moore amassed a significant body of documentary photography depicting some of the most critical conflicts of the American Civil Rights Movement. His work during this period begins and ends in Montgomery, Alabama: the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s arrest at a courthouse in 1958, and the destination of several thousand civil rights marchers during the legendary Selma-to-Montgomery march in 1965.

Thursday, February 12
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, Toronto, second floor, room RIC-41

Tanenbaum Lecture with Rebecca Belmore

Join artist Rebecca Belmore for a lecture on her recent work.

Belmore (Anishinaabe) is a member of the Lac Seul First Nation, currently living and working in Montreal. Through a variety of media, including performance, sculpture, video and installation, she confronts Canada's continued colonial impact on First Nations peoples and through her practice subverts both historical and contemporary power structures to release and empower her community through art.

Her work will appear alongside six other contemporary artists in Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women, on view at the Ryerson Image Centre from January 21 to April 5, 2015.

This event is free and open to the public. Please arrive early to ensure seating.

Wednesday, February 25
7:00 pm

Ticketed Lecture

Rogers Communication Centre
80 Gould Street, room RCC-204, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Gaëlle Morel

Join RIC Exhibitions Curator Gaëlle Morel for a discussion about iconic photographs of movie stars and celebrities drawn from the Black Star collection. Morel is the curator of both Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour and Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women, on view at the RIC until April 5, 2015. As much of the works in these exhibitions illustrate, there are recurrent visual tactics that have consistently guided and established a normative representation of stardom and glamour.

Thursday, March 5
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, Toronto, second floor, room RIC-41

Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection Jewelry Benefit

Join us for this special sale featuring the Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection, while visiting our current exhibition Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour.

At 6pm, Carole Tanenbaum will discuss her own collection of vintage costume jewelry, on display in conjunction with our glamorous exhibition. 25% of the proceeds from the sale will support future initiatives at the Ryerson Image Centre.

Monday, March 23
12:00-4:00 pm
5:00-8:00 pm
Presentation: 6:00 pm

Special Event

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Special Tour of Burn With Desire: Photography and Glamour

Join director Paul Roth for an exhibition tour of Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour.

Wednesday, March 25
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Ryerson Image Centre Symposium - Photography Historians: A New Generation?

The fourth annual Ryerson Image Centre symposium on photography, this year entitled “Photography Historians: A New Generation?” highlights the most current research in the history of photography, bringing emerging scholars from universities worldwide to speak about their bodies of inquiry, their methods and their findings. This rising group of young photo-historians will engage in dialogue with renowned scholars, revealing how contemporary historical inquiry sits within—and departs from—established traditions. The hope is that participants, and the audience, may better understand how we came to surpass notions of the “history of photography,” moving beyond even diverse “histories of photography,” to arrive at our present sense that there are many histories of photographs.

The conference will take place over two and a half days and will be divided into fours sections to highlight thematic similarities and shared concerns: “The Role of Photographic Reproductions,” “The Business of Photography,” “The Construction of Photographic Meanings” and “Art Photography in the Making."

Registration: Admission to the event is free. Seating is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The symposium is organized by the Ryerson Image Centre, with generous support from Ryerson University's School of Image Arts.

Thursday, March 26
6:00-8:00 pm

Friday, March 27
9:00-6:00 pm

Saturday, March 28
9:00-6:00 pm

Special Event

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

Spring/Summer 2015

Noon Time Collection Talk with Michael Mitchell

Join photographer and writer Michael Mitchell for a discussion on the themes present in Elaine Ling’s work, as well as her photographic practice.

In 2014, the Ryerson Image Centre received an acquisition of thirty-six photographs by Canadian photographer Elaine Ling. These new holdings supplement the existing collection of works by Ling donated in 2002, which as a group represent a significant body of photographs examining constructed environments. Seeking the solitude of deserts and abandoned structures left by ancient cultures, Ling has explored the shifting equilibrium between the natural and the man-made in her photography.

Thursday, April 2
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, Toronto, second floor, room RIC-41

Artist Talk with Mark Ruwedel

Join 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award winner Mark Ruwedel for a discussion on his recent work and artist practice.

Mark Ruwedel (b. 1954, American, Canadian citizen) has become one of Canada’s most respected landscape photographers during a career spanning three decades. Working primarily in the western territories of the United States and Canada, Ruwedel documents traces and imprints of human activity on the earth. He describes the process as “an inquiry into the histories, cultural and natural, of places that reveal the land as both a field of human endeavour and an agent of historical processes.”

The lecture is presented in conjunction with the Scotiabank Photography Award: Mark Ruwedel exhibition, on view at the RIC from April 29 to June 28, 2015. Arrive early to ensure seating!

Missed the lecture? Stream it here: https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/48/Watch/8848.aspx

Tuesday, May 5
7:00 pm

Ticketed Lecture

Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, room LIB-72, Toronto

Special Tour of Scotiabank Photography Award: Mark Ruwedel

Join artist Mark Ruwedel for an exhibition tour of Scotiabank Photography Award: Mark Ruwedel.

Wednesday, May 20
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Artist Talk with Sally Mann

Sally Mann, one of America's most acclaimed photographers, discusses her new memoir Hold Still, a groundbreaking personal history with the page-turning drama of a great novel, in conversation with Paul Roth.

Admission is free. Free books while supplies last! The lecture and book giveaway are generously supported by Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The event is first-come, first-served. Seating is limited.

Missed the event? You can stream it here: https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/48/Watch/8954.aspx

Friday, May 22
7:00 pm

Ticketed Lecture

Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, room LIB-72, Toronto

Special Tour of Scott Conarroe: Canada By Rail and By Sea

Join artist Scott Conarroe for an exhibition tour of Scott Conarroe: Canada By Rail and By Sea.

Wednesday, June 3
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Opening Reception and Artist Talk

Michèle Pearson Clarke in conversation with Deanna Bowen

Join Michèle Pearson Clarke for a talk and conversation with interdisciplinary artist and educator Deanna Bowen about the making of Parade of Champions as well issues related to documenting the black experience.

Wednesday, June 10
5:00 pm

Opening Night

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Artist Talk with Phil Solomon

Join acclaimed experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon for a talk on EMPIRE x 8, including his use of machinima—real-time computer graphics—to create cinematic video works.

Wednesday, June 24
6:00 pm

Ticketed Lecture

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Fall 2015

Noon Time Collection Talk with Maia-Mari Sutnik

Many photographers have historically demonstrated a fascination with thematic motifs, often plucked from urban environments–windows, entrances, signage, and posters. Join Maia-Mari Sutnik, Curator of Photographya at the Art Gallery of Ontario, as she explores this topic through examples from the RIC's Photographs collection, including the work of Eugène Atget, David Hlynsky, Berenice Abbott, Werner Wolff and others from the Black Star Collection.

Thursday, September 24
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, Toronto, second floor, room RIC-41

Noon Time Collection Talk with Brock Silversides

Join Brock Silversides, University of Toronto’s Media Commons Director, for a discussion about the Canadian stereographic material in the RIC's newly acquired Dr. Martin J. Bass and Gail Silverman Bass Collection. Silversides will provide historical context for these objects, explore the popularity of the stereo-format, and highlight the work of specific Canadian companies and photographers that have shaped this unique history.

Thursday, October 22
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Special Tour of Weegee: Murder Is My Business

Join RIC Exhibitions Curator Gaëlle Morel on a tour of Weegee: Murder Is My Business.

Wednesday. November 4
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Peter Higdon

Join Peter Higdon, Founding Collections Curator of the Ryerson Image Centre, for a presentation on the work of the photojournalist and documentary photographer, Andreas Feininger.

As an influential figure in the history of photography, Andreas Feininger’s career included twenty years as a staff photographer for LIFE magazine. The son of Expressionist painter Lyonel Feininger, he was educated at the Bauhaus in Weimar in the 1920s, and later studied architecture in Dessau. A prolific writer, he is the author of more than fifty books on photography.

Thursday, November 12
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, Toronto, second floor, room RIC-41

Special Tour of Jorge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life

Join artist Jorge Lozano and guest curator Kate MacKay on a tour of Jorge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life.

Wednesday, November 25
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Winter 2015

Special Tour of Weegee: Murder Is My Business

Join Brian Wallis, former Chief Curator of the International Center of Photography, on a tour of Weegee: Murder Is My Business.

Wednesday, December 9
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto