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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, 1963: DAWOUD BEY / BLACK STAR  
January 18 – April 9, 2017
Curator: Gaëlle Morel
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

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ATTICA, USA 1971: IMAGES AND SOUNDS OF A REBELLION

Top: Dawoud Bey, Mathes Manafee and Cassandra Griffin, 2012 (detail). Two archival pigment prints mounted on dibond © Dawoud Bey. Courtesy of the Stephen Daiter Gallery

Bottom: Charles Moore, Untitled [Firemen blast protesters with a high-pressure water hose to break up a Civil Rights demonstration, corner of Fifth Avenue North and 17th Street, Birmingham, Alabama], May 3, 1963 (detail), gelatin silver print. The Black Star Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

This two-part exhibition presents twelve photographic portraits by American artist Dawoud Bey commemorating the victims of the 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Alongside this artistic act of remembrance, a selection of prints from the Ryerson Image Centre’s Black Star Collection of photojournalism provides historical context for the notorious bombing, recounting the political and social turmoil that placed this U.S. city, and the burgeoning American Civil Rights Movement, in the international media spotlight during the months leading up to the explosion.

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Related events:

Wednesday, January 18, 6 – 8 pm: Join us for the exhibitions opening party, and a chance to tour our new exhibitions

February 22, 6 pm: Exhibition tour Paul Roth and Julie Crooks

March 22, 7 pm: Tanenbaum Lecture with Dawoud Bey (Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould Street, Room RCC-204). Can't make it to the lecture? Watch it live via https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/48/live/1589.aspx

All events take place at the RIC (33 Gould Street), unless otherwise noted. Click here for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including  Weegee: Murder Is My Business , J orge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life  and  William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form .
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including  Weegee: Murder Is My Business , J orge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life  and  William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form .
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including  Weegee: Murder Is My Business , J orge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life  and  William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form .
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including  Weegee: Murder Is My Business , J orge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life  and  William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form .

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