Welcome to the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC). The RIC is an international centre of excellence at Ryerson University, dedicated to the public exhibition, research, study and teaching of photography and related disciplines, including new media, installation art and film.
The following exhibitions are currently on display at the Ryerson Image Centre:
Arnaud Maggs Scotiabank Photography Award features a selection of work handpicked and poignantly curated by artist Arnaud Maggs during his final months: Kunstakademie (1980), André Kertész: 144 Views (1980), The Dada Portraits (2010) and After Nadar: Pierrot Turning (2012). Through the exhibition the ever-introspective Maggs allows us a glimpse of the photographer himself.
As Toronto’s official photographer from 1911 to 1940, Arthur S. Goss created thousands of images that illustrate the city’s ambitious re-invention of itself as a modern Canadian metropolis. Arthur S. Goss: Works and Days aims to reveal a lesser-known aspect of Goss’s professional work, but one that occupied his time and creative energy more fully than any other: the routinized production of visual documents for the use of various city departments and agencies.
Here and There: Photography and Video Works on Immigration uses Black Star photographs from the 1950s alongside photographic, new media and video works by contemporary Canadian artists to explore the theme of immigration. This exhibition will be the first group show featured on the Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall.
Using material selected from the press archives — from manuscripts to maquettes, as well as original prints by major twentieth-century photographers — Lead and Light explores twenty-seven years of hand-printed, hand-bound photography books published by Toronto’s Lumiere Press.