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True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection

Main Gallery and University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
January 23 – April 7, 2019
Curators: Paul Roth, Gaëlle Morel, and Charlene Heath

This exhibition presents a selection of more than 200 photographs from the extraordinary and eclectic collection of Howard and Carole Tanenbaum. True to the Eyes highlights a range of humanistic photographs collected by the Toronto couple over many years, from anonymous vernacular imagery to masterworks by such photographers as Southworth & Hawes, Marcus Aurelius Root, William Notman, Alfred Stieglitz, Ernest J. Bellocq, Brassaï (Gyula Halász), Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark, Jim Goldberg, and Ed Burtynsky. The exhibition is accompanied by a richly-illustrated book published in partnership with Hirmer Verlag.

Girl seated, wearing a ballroom gown, and holding a purse
Fig. 1

Southworth & Hawes studio, [Portrait of a young woman], ca. 1850, daguerreotype in leather case with applied colour (half). Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection