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The RIC acquires nearly 500 photographic masterpieces from Howard and Carole Tanenbaum’s private collection

Dec. 2, 2019

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is pleased to announce a major gift of 427 photographs from Toronto collectors Howard and Carole Tanenbaum, including works by influential Canadian and international photographers such as Lynne Cohen, Rafael Goldchain, André Kertész, Danny Lyon, Lida Moser, William Notman, and Volker Seding. The works join the RIC’s existing Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection.

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David Campany’s groundbreaking exhibition explores the visual representation of dust in 20th-century photography, this winter at the Ryerson Image Centre

Nov. 27, 2019

This winter, the Ryerson Image Centre will present A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic, an exhibition focused on the visual representation of dust in photography, both as an element of the everyday and as poetic allegory. The exhibition opens with a public reception on January 22, 6–8 pm.

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Women in African photography the focus of new exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre, opening September 11

Sep. 10, 2019

This fall, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is pleased to present a major exhibition exploring African photographic portraiture through the perspectives of women, both as sitters and photographers. The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture features contemporary works by female artists alongside 1950s studio portraits and nineteenth-century colonial images and albums. The exhibition, along with a new season of shows, opens with a free public party on September 11, 6–8 pm

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Call for Proposals: Noon Time Collection Talk Series

Sep. 3, 2019

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. 

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Major African portraiture exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre explores the role of women in photography

Jul. 17, 2019

This fall, the Ryerson Image Centre will present a major exhibition exploring African photographic portraiture through the perspectives of women, both as sitters and photographers. Guest curated by rising scholar Sandrine Colard and organized by the RIC in collaboration with The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture features contemporary works by female artists alongside twentieth-century studio portraits and early colonial images and albums. 

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New to the collection: Two influential mock-ups from the golden age of the illustrated magazine

Jul. 16, 2019

The Ryerson Image Centre is pleased to announce the donation of two magazine dummies from the estate of Robert Lebeck, a celebrated German photojournalist associated with the Black Star photo agency.

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The 2019 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival launches at the Ryerson Image Centre, May 1, 7:00-11:00 pm

Apr. 16, 2019

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is pleased to host the official launch party for the 2019 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival on Wednesday, May 1, from 7:00–11:00 p.m. The event will also mark the opening of three new summer shows at the RIC, featuring work by artists Moyra Davey, Meryl McMaster and Adrian Raymer.

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Announcing the Christopher Varley donation

Apr. 2, 2019

The Ryerson Image Centre is pleased to announce the gift of 542 photographs from the collection of former art museum curator Christopher Varley.

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Paul Roth chairs 2019 Hasselblad Award; Daido Moriyama announced as winner

Mar. 8, 2019

The Hasselblad Foundation announced today that Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama is the recipient of the 2019 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, considered to be the most prestigious photography prize in the world.

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Announcing the 2019 RIC Fellows

Mar. 4, 2019

Each year, the Ryerson Image Centre offers fellowships for research related to photography. Research fellows have the opportunity to visit the Peter Higdon Research Centre to study specific areas of the RIC’s photography collections first-hand. Selected from a competitive open call, we are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's RIC Research Fellowships.

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The Tanenbaum Lecture Series presents Rafael Goldchain, March 6

Feb. 25, 2019

The Ryerson Image Centre is pleased to present photographer Rafael Goldchain, as part of the bi-annual Tanenbaum Lecture Series. 

Goldchain is a Toronto-based photographer whose diverse work reflects a personal history set across several continents. In this retrospective talk, Goldchain will discuss his major bodies of work, such as Nostalgia for an Unknown Land and I am My Family.

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