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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 collage of abstracted imagery
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Scott Benesiinaabandan

newlandia: debaabaminaagwad

Opening and CONTACT launch party: April 27, 7–11 pm
April 23 – August 5, 2018
Egerton Ryerson Statue (Gould St and Bond St) and Lake Devo (Gould St and Victoria St)
Curator: Bonnie Rubenstein

A public installation of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

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A woman stands with her hands on her hips wearing a t-shirt that says: My ancestors were annihilated, exterminated, murdered and massacred
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Scotiabank Photography Award

Shelley Niro

Opening and CONTACT launch party: April 27, 7–11 pm
April 28 – August 5, 2018
Main Gallery and University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
Curator: Gaëlle Morel

A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

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Hands writing on a piece of paper with a pencil, with jars of beads to the side
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Nadia Myre

Acts that Fade Away

April 28 – August 5, 2018
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre
Curator: Gaëlle Morel

A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

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A boy standing holding the bones of an animal
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Ryan Walker

Voices in the Wilderness

April 28 – June 10, 2018
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

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A little girl sitting in a big chair with her back towards the camera, and her hair hanging down the back of the chair
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Cynthia Johnston

Ceydie

June 20 – August 5, 2018
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

A young, poor boy poses in tattered clothing
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Gordon Parks

The Flávio Story

September 12 – December 9, 2018
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
Co-curators: Paul Roth and Amanda Maddox

Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story is organized by the Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA, in partnership with Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and The Gordon Parks Foundation, New York, USA.

A man standing on a pile of rubble
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TERREMOTO

Mexico City, 1985

September 12 – December 9, 2018
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
Curator: Denise Birkhofer

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Scott Benesiinaabandan, newlandia: debaabaminaagwad, Rock no. 1, 2018. Courtesy of the artist

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Shelley Niro, The Shirt (detail), 2003. Nine duratrans transparencies in lightboxes, Lightbox (each): 12 × 110 × 138 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario. Purchase with assistance from the Estate of P.J. Glasser, 2016. © Shelley Niro

Fig. 3

Nadia Myre, film still from Acts that Fade Away, 2016. Courtesy of the artist, Art Mûr, and the McCord Museum   

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Ryan Walker, Basha, 7 years old, 2017, inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist

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Cynthia Johnston, Ceydie in the CEO chair, 2017, inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist

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Gordon Parks, Flavio da Silva, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1961. Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation

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Pedro Meyer, [Rescue workers at collapsed building, Mexico City], 1985, gelatin silver print. The Black Star Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

A woman wearing a t-shirt with writing on it that says: My ancestors were annihilated, exterminated, murdered and massacred
Fig. 1

Shelley Niro, The Shirt (detail), 2003. Nine duratrans transparencies in lightboxes, Lightbox (each): 12 × 110 × 138 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario. Purchase with assistance from the Estate of P.J. Glasser, 2016. © Shelley Niro