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Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography is accompanied by an active and extensive program of events curated by Ilana Shamoon with Christine McLean. 
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A group of people looking at art at the opening of the spring season of exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre in 2017
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Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake (installation view), Ryerson Image Centre, 2017 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

People in an art gallery interacting with a touch screen tablet
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"Soon we were enroute again": The Margaret Corry Albums (1947–1963) (installation view), Ryerson Image Centre, 2018 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography is accompanied by an active and extensive program of events curated by Ilana Shamoon with Christine McLean. 
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Today

Daily Tour

The RIC is pleased to offer daily guided walking-tours of all current exhibitions by trained docents. Tours begin inside the Great Hall and run for approximately 45 minutes, including time for questions and comments. 

No registration is required and all tours are FREE to the public! For more information or to inquire about special requests, group bookings or accessibility accommodations, please contact ric@ryerson.ca or call 416.979.5164.

During regular gallery seasons and hours

Docent Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Collabrorate With Us

Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography is accompanied by an active and extensive program of special events curated by Ilana Shamoon with Christine McLean, and in partnership with organizations across Toronto. View the entire list.

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Upcoming

Tanenbaum Lecture with Jim Goldberg

Join celebrated photographer Jim Goldberg for a wide-ranging talk about his work, in conjunction with his seminal series Rich and Poor now on view at the Ryerson Image Centre, as part of Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography.

From 1977 to 1985, Goldberg worked with both impoverished and affluent residents of California’s San Francisco Bay area to realize the series Rich and Poor. His powerful portraits, inscribed with revealing self-observations by the people he photographed, captured the rising social and economic divide in the United States, one that has only intensified today.

Wednesday, February 28
7:00 pm

Ticketed Lecture
http://bit.ly/2DJTjus

Opening Party for Petrija Dos Santos: A Labour of Love

Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of Petrija Dos Santos: A Labour of Love in our student gallery

Wednesday, March 7
6:00–8:00 pm

Opening Night

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Photography: The Black Box of History

Keynote speakers: Prof. Elizabeth Edwards and Dr. Tina Campt

The academic study of photography remains, some eighty years into its development, a nascent and unsettled scholarly enterprise.

This symposium will investigate how photography is conceptualized as a problem in history today, and how recent technological and epistemological transformations have engendered new approaches. Photography: The Black Box of History will bring together researchers whose methods and subjects exemplify new ways of thinking about photography that revisit history and encourage alternatives.

Free admission. No RSVP or registration required. Learn more and view the schedule.

Friday, March 16–Saturday March 17

Symposium

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

Noon Time Collection Talk with Sara Knelman

Icons and Activists: Images of Motherhood

What does motherhood look like? Long upheld as symbols of love and protection, how have images of mothers shaped social, political and cultural expectations of this responsibility?

This talk by Sara Knelman, Assistant Professor in the School of Image Arts, will consider photographs in the RIC collection from the nineteenth century to the 1970s, including Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother and work by the British activist and feminist Jo Spence.

Thursday, March 22
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Noon Time Collection Talk with Zoe Lepiano

Join Zoe Lepiano for a talk on the RIC's Wendy Snyder MacNeil Archive. Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, April 5
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

What's On

Collaboration. A Potential History of Photography

This exhibition and collaborative laboratory reconsiders photography through the lens of collaboration, suggesting that the medium—traditionally understood as one dominated by singular creative adventurers—is in fact defined by collaboration and interaction. 

Created by Ariella Azoulay, Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, Leigh Raiford and Laura Wexler, the exhibition is presented in partnership with Brown University, University of California, Berkeley, Ryerson University and Yale University, with support to the RIC from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York and media sponsor Toronto Star.

January 24–April 8

Exhibition

Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Jim Goldberg: Rich and Poor

From 1977 to 1985, photographer Jim Goldberg worked with both impoverished and affluent residents of California’s San Francisco Bay area to realize the series Rich and Poor. His powerful portraits, inscribed with revealing self-observations by the people he photographed, captured the social and economic divide increasingly prevalent in the United States that has only intensified today. 

Presented with Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography.

January 24–April 8

Exhibition

Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Ivan Sigal: Karachi Circular Railway

This multi-channel installation documents the derelict structures and disordered surroundings of the Karachi Circular Railway, a now-defunct commuter train that once connected the disparate neighbourhoods of Pakistan’s largest metropolis.

January 24–April 8

Exhibition

Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

"Soon we were enroute again": The Margaret Corry Albums (1947–1963)

Through an exploration of photographic albums compiled from 1947 to 1963 by Canadian expatriate Margaret Corry, this exhibition reveals a compelling personal narrative set against a backdrop of complex geopolitical and colonial change. 

Presented by second-year students from Ryerson University’s Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management program, in collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum, The Family Camera Network, Western University and the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University.

January 24–April 8

Exhibition

Unversity Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto