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The Image Centre showcases Mary Ellen Mark’s unflinching and compassionate photographs of women living in a psychiatric facility

Nov. 23, 2022

Ward 81—an early series by one of America’s most distinguished and respected photographers—sheds light on the invisible lives of women institutionalized for mental illness.

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The Image Centre Celebrates 10 Years in Focus

Sep. 8, 2022

On its tenth anniversary, The Image Centre at Toronto Metropolitan University forges ahead with a fresh season of fall exhibitions, acquisitions, research and public programs

Toronto, September 8, 2022 – After more than 160 dynamic exhibitions, over 200 public events, and numerous acquisitions growing our collection to over 375,000 objects, The Image Centre (IMC) at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) proudly commemorates its ten year anniversary this fall.

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Canada Now photography fund fuels acquisitions and exhibitions at The Image Centre and AGO beginning this fall

Aug. 3, 2022

Thanks to the generosity of Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, new artworks highlight range of contemporary image-making in Canada

TORONTO, August 3, 2022— Today, The Image Centre at Toronto Metropolitan University and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) announce the acquisition and exhibition of new artworks, made possible by the Canada Now Photography Acquisition Initiative.

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The RIC is now The Image Centre.

Jul. 13, 2022

Toronto Metropolitan University’s internationally recognized photography museum announces name change to The Image Centre

TORONTO, July 13, 2022 — The Ryerson Image Centre, established in 2012, announced today that it has changed its name to The Image Centre. As a dynamic centre for photo-historical research, collecting, and exhibitions, The Image Centre has adopted its new name on the occasion of the institution’s ten-year anniversary.

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Toronto Metropolitan University students receive newly established Student Gallery Production Awards

May. 10, 2022

Donor gift in memoriam supports student exhibitions at the RIC

TORONTO, May 10, 2022– The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is pleased to announce the establishment of an endowment fund, known as the Student Gallery Production Award - in memory of George Fleischmann at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU). The fund was initiated with a generous gift to institute an annual Award that supports the production of high quality student exhibitions in the RIC Student Gallery.

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Announcing the 2022 Ryerson Image Centre Fellowship Recipients 

Apr. 28, 2022

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) offers annual fellowships to support research related to our collections, bringing scholars from around the world to the RIC’s Peter Higdon Research Centre to study specific areas of the RIC’s photography collections first-hand. Research by RIC fellows has been extensively published in books and academic journals and included in panels and conferences on photography, furthering discourse around the medium, its history and practices on an international level.  Selected from a competitive open call, we are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's RIC Research Fellowships. 

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Indian-born, Canadian Artist Sunil Gupta Receives Career-Spanning Retrospective at the RIC

Mar. 9, 2022

This spring, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) will mount an extensive retrospective by acclaimed photographer Sunil Gupta, whose autobiographical narratives capture his experiences as a gay man of colour living with HIV in Canada, the U.S, England and his birthplace, India. Sharing works from the 1970s to 2010s, From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta, A Retrospective invites viewers to think critically about the relationship between identity, representation, bodies, and freedoms. The exhibition runs from April 6–August 6, 2022 in the Main Gallery.

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