Author | Photo Jodi Bieber, Babalwa, from the series Real Beauty, 2008, pigment print © The artist. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Special Tour of ‘The Way She Looks’ @ Ryerson Image Centre

If you haven’t had a chance to check out The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture yet, make a plan to head to Ryerson Image Centre (33 Gould St) next Wednesday Nov. 13th.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., RIC Exhibitions Curator Gaëlle Morel and Michèle Pearson Clarke (Photo Laureate for the City of Toronto) are offering you a special behind-the-scenes tour of this extraordinary exhibit. The Way She Looks revisits the history of African photographic portraiture through the perspectives of women, both as sitters and photographers. From the beginnings of colonial photography to the present day, the exhibition features contemporary works by female artists alongside 1950s studio portraits and nineteenth-century prints, cartes de visite, postcards, and albums. Seeing the juxtaposition of these images is certain to open up conversation about representation, shifting narratives and power in photography.

The Way She Looks runs thru Dec. 8th. Find out more here.

 

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