Fall Exhibitions Party

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Ryerson Image Centre says
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.

About the exhibitions:

WEEGEE: MURDER IS MY BUSINESS

For an intense decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee (1899–1968) was one of the most relentlessly inventive figures in American photography. His graphically dramatic and often lurid photographs of New York crimes and news events set the standard for what has become known as tabloid journalism. Freelancing for a variety of New York newspapers and photo agencies, and later working as a stringer for the short-lived liberal daily PM (1940–1948), Weegee established a way of combining photographs and texts that was distinctly different from that promoted by other more mainstream picture magazines. This traveling exhibition draws upon the extensive Weegee Archive at the International Center of Photography, New York.

This exhibition was made possible with support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the ICP Exhibitions Committee and The David Berg Foundation. The video content was produced by Documentary Arts in association with Octothorp Studio.
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Jorge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life

MOVING STILL_still life depicts the harsh realities of daily life in Siloé, a suburb of Cali, Colombia, plagued with chronic violence. This eight-channel video installation consists of candid interviews with the city’s inhabitants along with scenes of their homes, their streets and the surrounding landscape. Created with the participation of youth from the district, staged scenes illustrate the conflict the subjects describe. The proliferation of viewpoints and the movement between documentary and fictional modes combine to create a multifaceted portrait of a complex and often dangerous existence.
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WILLIAM DAVIS & MICHAEL MARKIETA: GEOGRAPHIES OF URBAN FORM

Through images composed solely of the major road networks comprising important cities, Geographies of Urban Form illuminates how various metropolises have been settled. Overcoming physical barriers like mountains and rivers, roads and highways dictate how we navigate and perceive cities; their isolation and abstraction in these maps test our knowledge of a city and its urban form. The perfection of New York City’s grid structure, the contours formed around Seoul’s Han River, and the progressive development of London visualize cultural, historical and physical differences in a series of revelatory images.
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By: Ryerson Image Centre