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Ways of Seeing: Building the RIC Collection

January 20 – February 28, 2016
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Working with the photographs collection at the Ryerson Image Centre, second-year students from Ryerson University’s Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management program have created an exhibition and accompanying publication under the guidance of curators Sophie Hackett (Art Gallery of Ontario) and Gaëlle Morel (RIC). The RIC’s collection, begun in 1969 and growing ever since, provides an overview of the history of photography and includes original works by a variety of practitioners from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.





Event(s):

Opening Party

Wednesday, January 20
6:00 - 8:00 PM

A tiger in a turquoise cell
Fig. 1

Volker Seding, Leopard, Usti, Czechoslovakia, 1992. Chromogenic print. Collection of the Ryerson Image Centre

Four horizontal band photographs. From top: pink, purple, blue, turquoise
Fig. 2

Betty Hahn, Inner Rainbow, 1968. Gum bichromate print. Collection of the Ryerson Image Centre

A woman wearing a blue tank top and many bracelets, rings, and necklaces looks through a viewfinder, cigarette in one hand
Fig. 3

Stephen Livick, [Untitled], 1981. Gum bichromate print. Collection of the Ryerson Image Centre

A group of soldiers stand in the forest in front of a tent
Fig. 4

Matthew B. Brady, Union Officers with M. Brady to the Right, ca. 1860. Gelatin silver print. Collection of the Ryerson Image Centre

Two women at a small table, one looking through a viewfinder
Fig. 5

Victor Laredo, Family Heirloom, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Collection of the Ryerson Image Centre

Installation Shots

Two long display cases in the middle of the gallery, photographs on all three walls around it
Fig. 1

Ways of Seeing: Building the RIC Collection (installation view), 2016 © Larissa Issler, Ryerson Image Centre

White display case with small white cards inside
Fig. 2

Ways of Seeing: Building the RIC Collection (installation view), 2016 © Larissa Issler, Ryerson Image Centre

Dozens of tiny colourful photographs lit up from underneath
Fig. 3

Ways of Seeing: Building the RIC Collection (installation view), 2016 © Larissa Issler, Ryerson Image Centre