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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

FELLOWSHIPS

Research fellows have the opportunity to study select areas of the RIC’s photography collections first-hand. These include the acclaimed Black Star Collection of photo-reportage, with over a quarter-million prints spanning the 20th century; historic and fine art photography collection; and several archives devoted to the life and work of a diverse group of photographers, including Werner Wolff, Jo Spence, Wendy Snyder MacNeil and Berenice Abbott. 

In 2017, the Ryerson Image Centre will offer four fellowships for research related to photography:

The Nadir Mohamed Postdoctoral Fellowship
This fellowship includes a $10,000 (CAD) stipend for travel, research and other expenses. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree.

The Doina Popescu Fellowship
This fellowship includes a $5,000 (CAD) stipend for travel, research and other expenses. Candidates must hold or be working toward a PhD degree. 

The Howard Tanenbaum Fellowship 
This fellowship includes a $2,000 (CAD) stipend for travel, research and other expenses. Candidates must hold or be working toward an MA degree. 

The Elaine Ling Fellowship
This fellowship includes a $2,000 (CAD) stipend for travel, research and other expenses. Candidates must hold or be working toward an MA degree. 

Click here to download the application guidelines.

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Congratulations to our 2016 RIC Research Fellows: 

  • The Nadir Mohamed Postdoctoral Fellowship, has been awarded to Nadya Bair, a historian of photojournalism, photography and twentieth century art.    
     
  • The Doina Popescu Research Fellowship, named in honour of the RIC’s founding director, has been presented at the PhD level to Vincent Lavoie, a professor in the Department of Art History, Université du Québec à Montréal and the director of the peer reviewed scholarly journal Captures.
     
  • The Howard Tanenbaum Research Fellowship, named in honour of the founding chair of the RIC’s Advisory Board, has been awarded at the Master’s level to Cat Lachowskyj of Ryerson University’s Master’s of Art program in Film and Photographic Preservation and Collections Management.
     
  • The Elaine Ling Research Fellowship, endowed by Toronto artist Elaine Ling, has been awarded at the Master’s level to Gabrielle Moser, a writer and curator based in Toronto.

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RESIDENCIES

The Ryerson Image Centre has established a professional Residency program, which actively contribute to research publications, workshops, lectures and visual projects, based on the collections held at Ryerson University.

Scholars and artists are directly approached by the Ryerson Image Centre, based on the suitability of their work to current and upcoming programmes.

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Past Scholars and Artists-in-Residence

Frank Wagner (October 2012)
Project Research Fellow

Conducted research on photographs bearing the stamp DV (Deutsche-Verlag)

Steven Loft (September 2010 – September 2013)
Trudeau National Visiting Fellow, Ryerson University

Steven Loft’s Fellowship allows him to dedicate three years to multi-disciplinary research, writing and curatorial practice at the Ryerson Image Centre.

David Rokeby (November 2010 – January 2013)
Canada Council New Media Residency

David Rokeby’s residency integrates his unique skills and experience while taking advantage of the diverse opportunities in both the New Media option in the School of Image Arts and the Ryerson Image Centre.

Dr. Thierry Gervais (May 2010 – June 2012)
Researcher-in-Residence

Thierry Gervais is the scholar in charge of the Summer Black Star Publication Research Workshops, and the organizer/curator of Toronto Convention. About Photographic Collections. Definitions, Descriptions, Access.

Rachel Verbin (December 2011 – February 2012)
Project Research Fellow
Research, writing and editing tied to upcoming projects

Dr. Jennifer Allen (December 2010)
Project Research Fellow
Research for exhibition catalogue essay
Archival Dialogues. Reading the Black Star Collection

Mark Sealy (June 2010)
Scholar-in-Residence
Research for exhibition
Human Rights and Human Wrongs

Hito Steyerl (March 2010)
Project Research Fellow
Research for exhibition catalogue essay.
Archival Dialogues. Reading the Black Star Collection.

A.D. Coleman (March 2010)
Critic-in-Residence
Essay on the Black Star Collection
Archive as Artefact: The Black Star Picture Agency

Dr. Arne Kislenko (Summer 2009)
Project Research Fellow
Essay for exhibition catalogue
Images of the Berlin Wall

Dr. Thierry Gervais (Summer 2009)
Project Research Fellow
Essay for exhibition catalogue
The Press Photograph as Historical Object

Vicki Goldberg (August 2007)
Critic-in-Residence
Essay on the Black Star Collection
A Volatile Century on File

Residencies are made possible with the generous support of the Paul J. Ruhnke Memorial Fund and the Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Family Charitable Foundation.

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