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Group Exhibition. The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

  • Ryerson Image Center 33 Gould Street Toronto, ON, M5B 1W1 Canada (map)

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture
Photographs from The Walther Collection

September 11 – December 8, 2019
Main Gallery and University Gallery
Guest Curator: Sandrine Colard

Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African photographic portraiture through the perspectives of women, both as sitters and photographers. Spanning the beginnings of colonial photography on the continent to the present day, the exhibition features contemporary works by female artists, including Yto Barrada, Jodi Bieber, Lebohang Kganye, Zanele Muholi, Grace Ndiritu, and Nontsikelelo “Lolo” Veleko alongside 1950s studio portraits by such important historical figures as Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta, and nineteenth-century prints, cartes de visite, postcards, and albums.


Earlier Event: September 4
Group Exhibition. Africa State of Mind
Later Event: December 14
Group Exhibition. Africa State of Mind