to Apr 8

Exhibition @ Ryerson Image Centre

"Soon we were en route again": The Margaret Corry Albums (1947–1963)

University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre (33 Gould St, Toronto, Ontario)
Co-instructed by Gaëlle Morel and Sophie Hackett

This exhibition investigates a collection of photographic albums compiled over seventeen years by Margaret Corry, a well-travelled Canadian expatriate. Relocating from one country to the next with her husband, a United Nations representative, Corry assembled the photographs she made of landscapes, architecture, archeological sites, social events, and portraits into a compelling personal narrative, set against a backdrop of complex geopolitical and colonial change. “Soon we were en route again…” is organized by second-year students from Ryerson University’s Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management program, in collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum and The Family Camera Network.

This project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Opening Party
Wednesday, January 24
6:00–8:00 PM

Special Tour
With co-instructors Gaëlle Morel and Sophie Hackett
Wednesday, February 7
6:00 PM

Exhibition Tours
Daily 2:30 PM

All events take place at the Ryerson Image Centre (33 Gould St., Toronto, ON), unless otherwise noted.

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to May 26

Exhibition @ Stephen Bulger Gallery

Queering Family Photography

 Teo and Matthew, c. 2008, digital image, Courtesy of the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Archives and Teo Owang. Photographer: unknown.

Teo and Matthew, c. 2008, digital image, Courtesy of the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Archives and Teo Owang. Photographer: unknown.

April 21 - May 26, 2018

Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1356 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Presented by Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, with The Family Camera Network

Curated by: Elspeth Brown and Thy Phu, with the assistance of Richard Fung, Sajdeep Soomal, Tori Abel, and Albert McLeod

How do photographs reflect, create, and anchor the affective life of queer families? From families of choice to families of origin, “Queering Family Photography” explores the critical work that queer, trans, and Two-Spirited family photos do in documenting and creating queer modes of intimacy and belonging. While family photography is usually seen as a problematic site of normativity by queer and trans people, this exhibition explores how the affective attachments of queer family photographs have also sustained us. The show traces how queer, trans and Two-Spirited people draw on photography to stretch the frame of family to include queer kinships outside the heteronormative, nuclear family model. These photographs reveal queer modes of intimacy and belonging from the queer domesticities of life “at home” to the role of public space in anchoring queer kinship. The images capture fleeting moments of love and desire, as well as the connections between generations, which are often fractured and even broken by a normalizing state and culture.

Queering Family Photography draws from The Family Camera Network, which is collecting queer and trans family photos and oral histories about them with a focus on migration and racialization, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, and the Two-Spirited Collection from the University of Winnipeg. The show is supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Thurs., Apr. 26, 2018: Public talk featuring artist Sunil Gupta, Albert McLeod (Co-Director, Two-Spirited People of Manitoba, Inc.) and members of the curatorial team (time and venue, TBA).

Sat., Apr. 28, 2018, 3pm-5pm: Exhibit openings for CLGA and Sunil Gupta exhibitions at Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1356 Dundas St W, Toronto



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