Welcome to the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC). The RIC exists for the research, teaching and exhibition of photography and related media.
The following exhibitions are now on view:
ATTICA, USA 1971: IMAGES AND SOUNDS OF A REBELLION
Including extraordinary photo-reportage alongside a range of popular art, this exhibition recounts the notorious 1971 insurrection at Attica Correctional Facility in western New York State, and the multivalent cultural response that followed.
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, 1963: DAWOUD BEY / BLACK STAR
Dawoud Bey’s photographic portraits commemorating the victims of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, are contextualized alongside photojournalistic prints from the RIC’s Black Star Collection.
ADAM PENDLETON: MY EDUCATION, A PORTRAIT OF DAVID HILLIARD
Revisiting a 1968 gun battle between California police and America’s Black Panther Party, Adam Pendleton’s video draws on eyewitness accounts to raise questions about an event that continues to reverberate deeply today.
THE DARKROOM PROJECT: TALOYOAK, 1972–1973
Presented by the students of the Ryerson University’s Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management (MA), this exhibition aims to provide a counter-narrative on the photographic representation of Indigenous peoples, Inuit women in particular.