Dawoud Bey, Mary Parker and Caela Cowan, 2012. Two archival pigment prints mounted on dibond © Dawoud Bey. Courtesy of the Stephen Daiter Gallery
The Tanenbaum Lecture Series presents
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 7 PM
Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould Street, Room RCC-204
Join us for a lecture with American artist Dawoud Bey, best known for an innovative portraiture practice that challenges preconceptions about both the genre and the documentary nature of photography. Please note that this event is SOLD OUT, but there will be a limited amount of rush seats available at the door. Click here for more information.
On view at the Ryerson Image Centre until April 9, 2017, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 features Bey’s portraits commemorating the victims of the 1963 bombing of the city’s 16th Street Baptist Church, alongside photojournalistic prints from the RIC’s Black Star Collection. The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Lecture Series is presented by the Ryerson Image Centre in partnership with the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University.
Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star is part of Power to the People: Photography and Video of Repression and Black Protest, a season of exhibitions exploring historical and ongoing struggles for justice between people of colour and police forces representing the state. Power to the People is co-presented with the Black Artists’ Network Dialogue (BAND) and is generously supported by media sponsors Toronto Star and CBC Toronto.
About the artist
Dawoud Bey (American, b 1953) is a photographer, writer and educator. Bey’s portraits often operate both as sensitive and engaging representations of his subjects, and as symbolic representations addressing class, age, and power and exclusion. He has exhibited widely, and his photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. He is currently a Distinguished College Artist and Professor of Photography at Columbia College, Chicago. Bey is represented by Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago.
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