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Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images (installation view), 2014 © Jackson Klie, Ryerson Image Centre

Six reasons to go to the Ryerson Image Centre during Black History Month 2013

Jan. 28, 2013

Exhibition Human Rights Human Wrongs, Alfredo Jaar's multi-media exhibition The Politics of Images, Dominic Nahr's Captive State, and Clive Holden's UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS are among the exhibitions and events centering around human rights and inclusion taking place at the Ryerson Image Centre during Black History Month 2013.

1. View more than 300 original photojournalistic photographs from the famous Black Star Collection on display as part of the Human Rights Human Wrongs exhibition, curated by Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph ABP in London, England, and named a 2012 Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

2. See original press photographs of well-known Civil Rights Movement events such as the Selma to Montgomery March and Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech; images of the independence movements in Africa portraits of Nobel Peace Prize winners Lester B. Pearson, Yasser Arafat, and Rene? Cassin; images of protests in locations such as Berkeley, Chile, and Argentina; and war and conflict from the Vietnam War to the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, in the Human Rights Human Wrongs exhibition.

3. Experience Chilean-born, New York-based Alfredo Jaar’s multi-media exhibition The Politics of Images curated by Dr. Gaelle Morel, exhibitions curator at the Ryerson Image Centre. In his various works in the exhibition, Jaar shows the lack of visibility and the visual cliche?s about Africa disseminated in Western culture and critiques the world’s indifference and inaction to the genocide in Rwanda.

4. See Captive State, an exhibition of photographs taken by Dominic Nahr, a TIME Contract Photographer and Magnum Photos Nominee, during two trips to Somalia in 2011.

5. See how Clive Holden’s UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS on the Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall has changed with the addition of new photographs nominated by the public. People are invited to nominate a photograph of someone who is both un-American and unjustly un-famous for inclusion in UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS. Nominations will be accepted until March 15th, 2013. Details are online at www.unamericanunfamous.com

6. Hear New York-based artist, architect, and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar discuss his most recent projects realized around the world in a Kodak Lecture entitled It is Difficult presented by the Ryerson Image Centre and the School of Image Arts, Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:00 p.m., at Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, LIB-72. Admission is free.