Charles Moore, Untitled [Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy, Civil Rights demonstration, Birmingham, Alabama], May 16, 1963, gelatin silver print. The Black Star Collection, Ryerson Image Centre
Don’t miss your chance to see our exhibitions as part of Power to the People: Photography and Video of Repression and Black Protest, on view until April 9
Co-presented with Black Artists’ Network Dialogue (BAND), these exhibitions explore the historical and ongoing struggle for justice between people of colour and police forces representing the state:
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, New York.
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 of Kathleen Cleaver, a leading female figure of the Black Panther Party.
Also on view in the RIC Student Gallery:
Benjamin Freedman: Observations of Foreign Objects in a Remote Town
The exhibition presents a series of photographs produced by artist Ben Freedman while in residence at the NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland (2014).
Power to the People is co-presented with BAND and generously supported by media sponsors Toronto Star and CBC Toronto.
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