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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 young, poor boy poses in tattered clothing

Gordon Parks

The Flávio Story

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

Organized by the Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA, and The Gordon Parks Foundation, New York, USA, in partnership with Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with assistance from Instituto Sacatar, Bahia, Brazil.

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A man standing on a pile of rubble


Mexico, 1985

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

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A group of soldiers with shields on a street with colourful signs

Claudia Joskowicz

Every Building on Avenida Alfonso Ugarte – After Ruscha

September 12 – December 9, 2018
Guest Curator: Ilana Shamoon
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre

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A portrait of a girl with tattoos and a head scarf

Alia Youssef

The Sisters Project

September 12 – October 14, 2018
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

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Fig. 1

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

Fig. 2

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

Fig. 3

Production image, Every Building on Avenida Alfonso Ugarte—After Ruscha, 2011. Two-channel digital HD color video with sound, edition of 3 and 2 APs; running time: 26 minutes. Courtesy of LMAKgallery, NY. © Claudia Joskowicz

Fig. 3

Alia Youssef, Faye from the series The Sisters Project, 2017. Courtesy of the artist

A boy feeding his younger brother with his hand
Fig. 1

Gordon Parks, Flavio Feeds Zacarias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1961, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of The Gordon Parks Foundation