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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

THE NOTMAN STUDIO: 1858–1915
September 13 – December 10, 2017
Guest Curator: Emily McKibbon     
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

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THE NOTMAN STUDIO: 1858–1915

Caption: William Notman, Cariboo Hunting, The Chance Shot, ca. 1866, albumen print. Promised gift of Howard and Carole Tanenbaum, Ryerson Image Centre

 

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

This exhibition surveys the diverse production of celebrated photographer William Notman’s bustling enterprise, from studio portraiture, to topographical landscapes, to genre scenes of prototypically “Canadian” pastimes. Emigrating from Scotland, Notman opened his first photography studio in Montreal in 1856 and found quick success. Expanding his business to various satellite locations, Notman employed and trained generations of photographers, studio assistants and retouchers. Together they presented a vision of Canada as energetic, young, sublimely beautiful, and deeply wintry, capturing the public’s imagination in the years preceding and following Confederation.

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