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Call for Submissions: Noon Time Collection Talk Series

Sep. 26, 2018

Deadline: October 15, 2018

The Ryerson Image Centre invites current Ryerson University students or recent alumni (graduated within five years from any Ryerson program) to submit proposals to present a lecture as part of the RIC’s Noon Time Collection Talk series.

Located in the RIC’s research centre, these 40-minute talks are an opportunity for the public to view and learn about objects from the RIC’s vast collection of photographs and related ephemera.

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The Ryerson Image Centre’s new exhibition explores famous Life magazine photo essay by Gordon Parks, opening September 12

Sep. 11, 2018

This fall, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) presents an exhibition centred around a seminal photo essay by pioneering African-American photographer Gordon Parks—and the extraordinary chain of events it prompted.

The exhibition, along with a full season of new shows, launches with a party, free and open to the public, on September 12, 6:00–8:00 pm.

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The Ryerson Image Centre’s new exhibition explores famous Life magazine photo essay by Gordon Parks

Jul. 11, 2018

This fall, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) will present an exhibition centred around a seminal photo essay by pioneering African-American photojournalist Gordon Parks—and the extraordinary chain of events it prompted.

Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story provides an in-depth look at this multi-decade saga in the context of Cold War politics in the United States and Brazil, and at the inner workings and cultural force of Life, the “Great American Magazine.”

The exhibition launches with a party, free and open to the public, on September 12, 6:00–8:00 pm.

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This National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Ryerson Image Centre showcases three contemporary Indigenous artists  

Jun. 21, 2018

This National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is pleased to present work by three contemporary Indigenous artists: Shelley Niro, Nadia Myre and Scott Benesiinaabandan.

Collectively, these artists explore notions of culture, identity and the complex colonial histories of Indigenous people using photography, film and new media.

All exhibitions launched during the official kick-off party for the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival on April 27 and will remain on view until August 5, 2018.

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The Ryerson Image Centre showcases three contemporary Indigenous artists at this year’s Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Apr. 12, 2018

This season, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is pleased to present work by three contemporary Indigenous artists: Shelley Niro, Nadia Myre and Scott Benesiinaabandan.

Collectively, these artists explore notions of culture, identity and the complex colonial histories of Indigenous people using photography, film and new media.

All exhibitions launch during the official kick-off party for the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, free and open to the public, on April 27, 2018, 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

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The Ryerson Image Centre kicks off the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, April 27, 7:00–11:00 pm

Mar. 27, 2018

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) will kick off the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival with the official launch party, open to the public, on April 27, 2018, 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

In addition to acting as a host institution for the Festival, the RIC is proud to present the Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition, this year featuring the work of Shelley Niro, 2017 winner of the prestigious award.

Alongside this show, the RIC will showcase a video installation by multidisciplinary artist Nadia Myre.

In the same building, the annual year-end exhibition Maximum Exposure presents work by the best young emerging Canadian and international artists at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts. 

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The Ryerson Image Centre launches new book with the MIT Press at upcoming photography symposium

Mar. 13, 2018

On March 16 and 17, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) hosts the latest in its acclaimed series of academic symposia on photography.

At this two-day event, the RIC will launch the second book in the institution’s imprint with the MIT Press: The Eye of History: When Images Take Positions by Georges Didi-Huberman.

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In memory of Terry Dennett, British activist, community workshop organizer, and photographer

Feb. 6, 2018

We are saddened to share news of the passing of British activist, community workshop organizer, and photographer Terry Dennett (1938–2018).

While Terry spent most of his professional life as staff photographer at the London Zoo, his extracurricular photographic practice was inextricably linked to the work of feminist photographer Jo Spence (1934–1992).

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Collaborate with us at the Ryerson Image Centre

Jan. 31, 2018

This season, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) invites visitors to take an active role in its new exhibition, Collaboration. A Potential History of Photography.

This experimental show suggests that photography—a medium traditionally understood as one dominated by singular creative adventurers—is better defined by collaboration and interaction.

Designed to be open-ended, Collaboration invites visitors to participate in the reshaping of photographic meanings through an expansive program of conversations, encounters, and workshops.

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The Ryerson Image Centre challenges the status quo with a series of experimental shows, opening January 24

Jan. 23, 2018

This winter, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) presents a series of experimental shows confronting the traditional power dynamic between photographer and subject. 

Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography suggests that photography—a medium traditionally understood as one dominated by singular creative adventurers—is better defined by collaboration and interaction.

longside this exhibition, Jim Goldberg’s seminal series Rich and Poor (1977 to 1985) exemplifies this relationship by pairing his portraits with revealing self-observations from his subjects, inscribed directly on the photographs.

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