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The Ryerson Image Centre celebrates contemporary female artists 

Dec. 16, 2015

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) celebrates contemporary female artists with three exhibitions featuring work by Wendy Snyder MacNeil, Spring Hurlbut and Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof.

Using a variety of media, including photography, video installation and experimental film, these artists explore universal themes, such as portraiture, mortality and the displacement of people.

The exhibitions are on view from January 20 to April 10, 2016, with the opening party on January 20 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

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Weegee: Murder Is My Business on view from October 14 

Sep. 1, 2015

Gangland murders, gruesome car crashes, and perilous tenement fires—these were some of the dramatic subjects that animated the work of freelance photojournalist Weegee (1899-1968).

Working in New York City from 1936 to 1947, the legendary cameraman created some of the most graphic and sensationalistic photographs of crimes and news events ever seen, setting the standard for what has since become known as tabloid journalism.

Weegee: Murder is My Business travels to the Ryerson Image Centre from New York’s International Center of Photography (ICP), which holds the Weegee Archive.

Opening October 14, the exhibition will remain on view through December 13, with a public reception on October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm.

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Sally Mann discusses her new memoir Hold Still with Ryerson Image Centre Director Paul Roth, May 22nd

May. 14, 2015

The Ryerson Image Centre is pleased to present acclaimed photographer Sally Mann in conversation with RIC director Paul Roth.

Mann will discuss her new publication, Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs, a groundbreaking personal history with the page-turning drama of a great novel.

Sorting through family papers and yellowed photographs, the artist finds more than she bargained for, including “deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, clandestine affairs, disputed family land, racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost...maybe even bloody murder.”

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The Ryerson Image Centre celebrates 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award winner Mark Ruwedel with lecture and reception

May. 5, 2015

Mark Ruwedel has become one of Canada’s most respected landscape photographers during a career spanning three decades.

Working primarily in the western territories of the United States and Canada, Ruwedel documents traces and imprints of human activity on the earth.

Join the 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award winning artist Mark Ruwedel for a discussion on his recent work and practice.

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Ryerson Image Centre celebrates the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival with new exhibitions and events 

Apr. 14, 2015

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) will celebrate the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival this May with four new exhibitions opening April 29, 2015, and a public reception on May 7, 2015, at 6 – 8 p.m.

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival runs from May 1 to 31, 2015, at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

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Ryerson Image Centre announces recipients of 2015 Research Fellowships and the acquisition of the Dr. Martin J. Bass and Gail Silverman Bass Collection 

Mar. 25, 2015

As part of the fourth Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) symposium, the RIC is pleased to share two major announcements related to its research program: the recipients of the 2015 research fellowship program, and the acquisition of the Dr. Martin J. Bass and Gail Silverman Bass Collection of 19th and early 20th century photography.

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On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Toronto’s Ryerson Image Centre announces acquisition of the archive of famed American photographer Berenice Abbott 

Mar. 4, 2015

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) celebrates the landmark acquisition of the Berenice Abbott Archive.

Abbott, the pioneering artist best known for her extensive and iconic documentation of New York City, is among the most important photographers of the 20th century.

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Photography Historians: A New Generation? Ryerson Image Centre Symposium 

Feb. 19, 2015

The fourth Ryerson Image Centre Symposium takes a new twist by inviting emerging photo-historians to engage in dialogue with renowned scholars.

This rising group of young academics from universities worldwide will share their current research in the history of photography with participants and audience alike.

The Symposium is free and open to the public, and will take place from March 26 to 28, 2015 at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts (122 Bond Street, IMA-307).

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Rebecca Belmore announced as first speaker of the Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Lecture Series 

Feb. 10, 2015

The Ryerson Image Centre is pleased to announce artist Rebecca Belmore as the first speaker of the Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Lecture Series, formerly known as the Kodak Lecture Series.

Belmore (Anishinaabe) is a member of the Lac Seul First Nation whose work currently appears alongside six other artists in Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women at the Ryerson Image Centre.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place on February 25, 2015 at 7:00pm in RCC-204 (Ryerson University, Rogers Communication Centre, 80 Gould Street).

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Burn with Desire at the Ryerson Image Centre, January 21 – April 5, 2015 

Jan. 20, 2015

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) plays with ideas of glamour and female representation in two exhibitions on view January – April 2015.

From Edward Steichen’s iconic portrait of silent film star Gloria Swanson (1924) to Annie Leibovitz’s influential gatefold covers for Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue (1995-2014), Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour offers a sweeping yet considered view of photography’s role in defining glamour since the 1920s.

Approaching female identity from a different angle, Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women seeks to challenge stereotypes, while claiming an alternative presence for women in the public sphere.

Works by Marie Le Mounier, Katherine Lannin, Rebecca Belmore, Ange Leccia, Gunilla Josephson, Jo Spence and Leila Zahiri offer a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional standards that have shaped female identity.

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