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Pedro Meyer, Smoke Swallower, Mexico City, Mexico, 1985, gelatin silver print. The Black Star Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

Special Tour of TERREMOTO: Mexico, 1985

Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 pm
Ryerson Image Centre

Join curator Denise Birkhofer on a behind-the-scenes tour of TERREMOTO: Mexico City, 1985.

On September 19, 1985, Mexico City was ravaged by a massive earthquake, or terremoto, killing an estimated 10,000 people and leaving more than 250,000 homeless. This exhibition explores the tragedy from the multiple perspectives of photographers who covered the devastation, including both international and local photojournalists and young emerging artists. Drawn primarily from the RIC’s Black Star Collection, the photographs on view document the city’s destruction, the efforts of rescue brigades, the experiences of grieving survivors, and persistent homelessness in the aftermath. An important turning point in Mexican society, the terremoto bolstered sentiments of collectivity and social activism among citizens and photographers alike.

While you’re at the RIC for the tour, be sure to check out the other exhibitions on view, including:

Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story
Claudia Joskowicz: Every Building on Avenida Alfonso Ugarte – After Ruscha
Jason Perreault: Bien dans sa peau

Upcoming talks, tours and events

Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 pm
Jamel Shabbaz: Vision and Purpose
Presented by the Tanenbaum Lecture Series and International Issues Discussion Series
George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, 245 Church Street, room ENG-103
Jamel Shabazz is a documentary photographer whose socially-conscious practice was shaped by images of the American Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. For over forty years, both in the United States and abroad, Shabazz has recorded a wide range of topics, from the birth of Hip-Hop to the effects of the crack epidemic, war veterans, and everyday life. Please arrive early, seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Lecture Series is co-presented biannually by the Ryerson Image Centre and the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University. Founded in 2005, the IID is a non-partisan, student-led forum designed to engage all members of the Ryerson University community on major events and issues in contemporary global affairs through reasoned, objective, and scholarly discourse.

Wednesday, November 21, 6:00 pm
Join us for a special tour of Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story with curator (and RIC Director) Paul Roth.

Thursday, November 29, 12:00 pm
Noon Time Collection Talk with Jorge Ayala-Isaza
Peter Higdon Research Centre, 122 Bond Street, second floor, RIC-241
Want to learn more about the RIC's collection? Join Jorge Ayala-Isaza, recipient of the RIC's 2018 Elaine Ling Fellowship, for a discussion on photographs of the Cuban Revolution from the Black Star Collection. The talk will focus on the experiences of the photographers who made these iconic images. Ayala-Isaza, a Toronto-based artist and researcher, has also curated a small selection of photographs on this topic as part of our From the Collection series, simultaneously on view in the gallery.

All events take place at the Ryerson Image Centre (33 Gould Street) unless otherwise noted. The RIC is an accessible space.

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Free exhibition tours daily at 2:30pm
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Media Contact
Erin Warner, Ryerson Image Centre, / T+416 979 5000 x7032





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