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The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) exists for the research, teaching and exhibition of photography and related media. We are an active partner within the academic fabric of Ryerson University, the cultural network of greater Toronto, and the national and international artistic community.

Upcoming Exhibitions

A young black woman in a yellow shirt, army pants, and heels, poses against a green wall, looking directly into the camera

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Photographs from The Walther Collection

September 11 – December 8, 2019
Guest Curator: Sandrine Colard
Main Gallery and University Gallery

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A frame holding family photographs hangs on a blank white wall, with a red and gold adornment.

Lucy Lu

Da Pi Yuan

September 11 – October 20, 2019
Student Gallery 

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Syrus Marcus Ware

Ancestors, Can You Read Us? (Dispatches From The Future)

September 11–December 8, 2019
Guest Curators: Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall

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Layered images of hands turning the pages of a book, holding a paper and making gestures, with black tape afixing the images to one another

Grayson James

After Alexandria 

October 30 – December 8
Student Gallery

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A man cleans a camera lens with his shirt.

A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic

January 22–April 5, 2020
Guest Curator: David Campany
Main Gallery

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Nontsikelelo “Lolo” Veleko, Nonkululeko, from the series Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder, 2003, inkjet print © The artist. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg



 Lucy Lu, Above My Great Aunt’s Bed, 2017, inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist 


Syrus Marcus Ware, Dispatches From The Future (still), 2019, multi-channel video. Courtesy of the artist


Grayson James, A Damaged Book/Learning How To Bind (detail), 2018, architecture prints, found objects, tracing paper, laser prints, inkjet prints. Courtesy the artist 


Scott McFarland, Lens Cleaning Rodenstock Apo-Sironar 5.6/135mm, James Perse Medallion Crewneck T-Shirt, 2017, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist, Monte Clark Gallery and Division Gallery