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The Ryerson Image Centre Documents Human Rights (and Wrongs)

Ryerson Image Centre Photojournalism Human Rights

Among the Black Star Collection photographs on display at the Ryerson Image Centre is Bob Fitch’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Birmingham, Alabama, December 1965 (photo: Ryerson Image Centre)

JANUARY 23 TO APRIL 14  Few art forms offer such unfettered insight into the human condition as photojournalism. The Ryerson Image Centre makes this clear in its latest exhibition, Human Rights Human Wrongs, which draws on the famed Black Star Collection to present a compelling view of the endless struggle for equality. Capturing events as dichotomous as Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, the display considers some of humanity’s great moments of triumph alongside our most terrible offences. It also addresses important questions about photojournalism’s ethics and efficacy, and the legacy that such images leave behind.  —Craig Moy

>> Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould St., 416-979-5164; ryerson.ca/ric
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