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Join us for the opening of our winter 2017 season, Power to the People: Photography and Video of Repression and Black Protest, co-presented by Black Artist's Network Dialogue.

Exhibitions include:

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. The exhibition is co-produced by Le Point du Jour (Cherbourg, France), with generous support at the RIC from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

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. Community Partner: TIFF.

From the Collection: Sister(s) in the Struggle
This edition of From the Collection features photographs culled from the RIC’s Black Star Collection of photojournalism, showing Angela Davis and Kathleen Cleaver, leading female figures of the Black Panther Party.

Also on view in our student gallery:
The Darkroom Project: Taloyoak, 1972–1973
In 1972, American-Canadian photographer Pamela Harris first visited ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ (Taloyoak), Nunavut (then Spence Bay, Northwest Territories), and started to conceive of a space where the community could develop film and print photographs without the help of distant photo labs. The exhibition is co-organized with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), with support from the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University.

Power to the People is generously supported by media sponsors: Toronto Star and CBC Toronto.
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