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A group of people looking at art at the opening of the summer season of exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre in 2019
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Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey (opening party), Ryerson Image Centre, 2019 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

People in an art gallery interacting with a touch screen
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Collaboration. A Potential History of Photography (opening night), Ryerson Image Centre, 2018 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

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Curators in Conversation: David Campany with Sara Knelman 

Join David Campany, guest curator of A Handful of Dust, and Sara Knelman, writer and curator, in conversation about the exhibition exploring the visual representation of dust in photography from the last 100 years.

This event has been postponed to Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Wednesday, January 29
7 pm 

Panel Discussion

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Paul Roth and Gaëlle Morel 

The Making of an Exhibition. Stories from the Picture Press: Black Star Publishing Co. & The Canadian Press

Join Paul Roth, RIC Director, and Gaëlle Morel, RIC Exhibitions Curator, for a behind-the-scenes presentation of the upcoming exhibition Stories from the Picture Press: Black Star Publishing Co. & The Canadian Press, on view at the RIC in fall 2020. Using original prints from the Black Star Collection, Roth and Morel will discuss the concept behind the exhibition, the editing process, and the challenges inherent to working with large collections of press photography.

Thursday, February 6
12 pm 

Collection Talk 

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, Toronto, second floor, room RIC-241

Special Tour of Extending the Frame: 40 Years of Gallery TPW

Join Gaëlle Morel, RIC Exhibitions Curator, Gary Hall, Gallery TPW Founding Executive Director, and Nina Levitt, artist and Gallery TPW Founding Program Coordinator, for a special behind-the-scenes tour of Extending the Frame: 40 Years of Gallery TPW. 

Wednesday, February 12
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Opening Party for Shaun Fernandes: Getting the Most from Your Hammer

Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of Shaun Fernandes: Getting the Most from Your Hammer in our Student Gallery. 

Wednesday, March 4
6–8 pm

Opening Party

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Vincenzo Pietropaolo

Join documentary photogarpher Vincenzo Pietropaolo for a Noon Time Collection Talk on labour photographs in the Black Star Collection. 

Thursday, March 12
12 pm

Collection Talk 

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, Toronto, second floor, room RIC

Special Tour of A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic

Join Paul Roth, RIC Director, for a special behind-the-scenes tour of A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic. 

Wednesday, March 18
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Tanenbaum Lecture: Sophie Ristelhueber in conversation with Marc Mayer 

Join renowned French photographer Sophie Ristelhueber in conversation with Marc Mayer, former director and chief executive officer of the National Gallery of Canada. 

Wednesday, March 25
7 pm

Lecture

Location TBA 

Curators in Conversation: David Campany with Sara Knelman

Join David Campany, guest curator of A Handful of Dust, and Sara Knelman, writer and curator, in conversation about the exhibition exploring the visual representation of dust in photography from the last 100 years. Please arrive early to ensure seating. 

Based in New York, U.S.A., David Campany is one of the most acclaimed photography experts of our time. He has published widely and curated a number of important exhibitions, including Walker Evans: The Magazine Work and The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip (both 2014). For his writing, he has received the ICP Infinity Award, the Kraszna-Krausz Book Award, the Alice Award, the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis, and the Royal Photographic Society’s award for writing. Campany is co-founder and co-editor of PA Magazine, which has been published since 2008. 

Sara Knelman is a curator, educator, writer and director of Corkin Gallery in Toronto. She has worked as Talks Programmer at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and has taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Ryerson University, and the University of Toronto. She writes about photography for books and magazines, including 1000 Words, Aperture, Frieze, Prefix Photo and Source: The Photographic Review.

Wednesday, April 1
7 pm

Panel Discussion

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Christopher Varley and Paul Roth

Join local collector and former art museum curator Christopher Varley in conversation with RIC Director Paul Roth about collecting Canadian photography.

Thursday, April 2
12 pm

Collection Talk

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, Toronto, second floor, room RIC-241