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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.

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A Potential History of Photography

January 24 – April 8, 2018
An exhibition and collaborative laboratory at the Ryerson Image Centre

A project by Ariella Azoulay, Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, Leigh Raiford and Laura Wexler

A partnership of Brown University, University of California, Berkeley, Ryerson University and Yale University

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Two people posing in a kitchen

Jim Goldberg

Rich and Poor

January 24 – April 8, 2018
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
Presented with Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography

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A bridge with a lot of garbage under its overpass

Ivan Sigal

Karachi Circular Railway

January 24 – April 8, 2018
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre

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A page from an old photo album with photos pasted on black construction paper

"Soon we were enroute again"

The Margaret Corry Albums (1947–1963)

January 24 – April 8, 2018
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
Co-instructed by Gaëlle Morel and Sophie Hackett

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Jorge Ayala

A Su Propio Ritmo (At Its Own Rythm)

January 24 – February 25, 2018
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Fig. 1

Wendy Ewald, American Alphabets (Arabic), Students at PS231, 2003, included in Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography, research project led by Ariella Azoulay, Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, Leigh Raiford, Laura Wexler, 2017

Fig. 2

Jim Goldberg, Vickie Figueroa, San Francisco, California, 1982, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the artist, and Pace/MacGill Gallery (NY)

Fig. 3

Ivan Sigal, Informal housing, Footbridge near Orangi Town Station, Karachi, Pakistan. Still image from KCR, 2014-2015, nine-channel multimedia installation. Courtesy of the artist

Fig. 4

Margaret Corry, album-page showing elephant riding in Jaipur, India. From Margaret Corry’s album of travels through Hyderabad, Ajanta, Dehra Dun, Madras, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Gaspe, Quebec, and Ontario, 1954, gelatin silver prints and typed captions mounted on paper. Courtesy of Brian Boyle MPA, FPPO photo, 2017© ROM

Fig. 5

Excerpt from Jorge Ayala: A Su Propio Ritmo (At Its Own Rhythm), 2017. Courtesy of the artist

A man wearing reflective sunglasses
Fig. 1

Jo Spence, [Terry Dennett], ca. 1975. Jo Spence Memorial Archive, Ryerson Image Centre ©Terry Dennett


In memory of Terry Dennett, British activist, community workshop organizer, and photographer

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