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2016 RIC Research Fellowships: Nov 30th deadline

2016 RIC Research Fellowships

In 2016, the Ryerson Image Centre is once again pleased to offer four fellowships for research related to photography:

The Nadir Mohamed Postdoctoral Fellowship
$10,000 (for candidates holding a PhD)

The Doina Popescu Fellowship 
$5,000 (for candidates holding or working toward a PhD)

The Howard Tanenbaum Fellowship 
$2,000 (for candidates holding or working toward a Master’s)

The Elaine Ling Fellowship 
$2,000 (for candidates holding or working toward a Master’s)

Research fellows have the opportunity to study select areas of the RIC’s photography collections first-hand. These include the acclaimed Black Star Collection of photo-reportage, with over a quarter-million prints spanning the 20th century; historic and fine art photography collection; and several archives devoted to the life and work of a diverse group of photographers, including Werner Wolff, Jo Spence, Wendy Snyder MacNeil and the newly acquired Berenice Abbott Collection.

We also offer access to the Ryerson University Library Archives/Special Collection, which includes additional important resources related to photography, including the archive of Kodak Canada.

Click here to download the application

Applications must be sent to Charlene Heath via email at charleneheath@ryerson.ca no later than November 30, 2015 by 5:00 pm EST. Fellowship recipients will be announced online by December 15, 2015.

Leila Zahiri at RIC

Leila Zahiri, #1. From Sugar Blessing, 2014

Leila Zahiri, #1. From Sugar Blessing, 2014


Congratulations to Leila Zairi (2014 OCAD U graduate)
on being included in the Ryerson Image Centre’s current exhibition: 

ANTI-GLAMOUR: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN
January 21 – April 5, 2015
Curated by Dr. Gaëlle Morel
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould St, Toronto, ON

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 @ 6pm: Exhibition tour with curator Gaëlle Morel

The exhibition presents photographic and video portraits by artists addressing issues of female representation. From ironic reappropriation of attractive femmes fatales conjured by the film industry to empowered bare-breasted figures proudly confronting the viewer, these portraits comment on the repetition of historical norms and tropes that often reduce women’s individuality to a recurrent iconography of vulnerability and seduction. Works by Rebecca Belmore, Gunilla Josephson, Katherine Lannin, Marie Le Mounier, Ange Leccia, Jo Spence and Leila Zahiri challenge traditional stereotypes, claiming an alternative presence for women in the public sphere through their poetic and complex depictions.

Bio: Leila Zahiri is an Iranian-Canadian visual artist. As a rising professional photographer, she has recently graduated from OCAD U with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. Being an aspiring artist she tends to draw the inspirations for her work from her cultural and personal views.

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