Stories from the Picture Press: Black Star Publishing Co. & The Canadian Press

wed13sep(sep 13)12:00 pmsat06apr(apr 6)6:00 pmStories from the Picture Press: Black Star Publishing Co. & The Canadian PressExhibition Event Organized ByThe Image Centre(september 13) 12:00 pm - (april 6) 6:00 pm The Image Centre, The Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W1RegionGreater Toronto & HamiltonCityToronto

Event Details

September 13, 2023–April 6, 2024
(Holiday Closure: December­ 10, 2023–January 16, 2024)

Featuring more than thirty-five stories about historic events and personalities, this exhibition explores the important role of photo agencies during the heyday of print photojournalism. Drawing from The Image Centre’s famous Black Star press photography collection as well as the archive of Canada’s national news agency, The Canadian Press, the selection spans the twentieth century—from the British movement for women’s right to vote, through the Watts riots in Los Angeles, to the Oka Crisis in Quebec. Each story illuminates a different aspect of how photojournalists have worked to document the news and distribute their photographs for publication.

Generously supported by media sponsors The Toronto Star and blogTO.

Related Public Programs

Fall Exhibitions Opening Party
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 | 7:30-9:30 pm

Facing Black Star Book Launch
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 | 6–8 pm

Special Exhibition Tour: Stories from the Picture Press
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 6 pm
Rachel Verbin & Paul Roth

Special Exhibition Tour: Stories from the Picture Press
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 | 6 pm
Rachel Verbin & Gaëlle Morel

Admission is always free

Gallery Hours (Fall Season)
Wednesday: 12–8 pm
Thursday–Saturday: 12–6 pm
Sunday–Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed (Tours by appt.)

Daily Drop-in Tours (Fall Season)
Wednesday–Friday, 1:30pm
Free, no reservation required

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Time

September 13 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm - April 6 (Saturday) 6:00 pm

Organizer

The Image Centre

33 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W1

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