AT THE RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE – A HISTORY OF FEMALE GAZES IN AFRICAN PORTRAITURE

An extensive exhibit from The Walther Collection – ‘The Way She Looks’ – revisits the history of African portraiture through the perspectives of women – both in front of, and behind the camera.<photo above by Gabriel Lekegian, albumen, Egypt, late 19th century>  From the beginnings of colonial photography to the present day the exhibition includes nineteenth century prints, postcards, albums and cartes de visites within two galleries.<photo above – ‘Girl in Red’ by Yto Barrada, French Moroccan>  The exhibition continues until December 8/2019.<photo above – S.J.Moodley, South African (1922-1987)>The Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, downtown, is open every day except Monday from 11 am (12 pm on weekends). Admission is free.