THE FARAWAY NEARBY: PHOTOGRAPHS OF CANADA FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES
33 Gould St, Toronto, ON M5B 1E9, Canada
From Wednesday 13th September to Sunday 10th December 2017.
Gerald McMaster and Denise Birkhofer.
The faraway nearby: photographs of canada from the new york times photo archive.
Featuring photographs of Canadian subject matter from The New York Times Photo Archive, The Faraway Nearby examines a century of Canada’s history and its representation in the leading American “newspaper of record.” Taking an expansive view of the many stories that have shaped our national experience, the exhibition highlights images of major political events and conflicts, iconic landscapes across the nation, sports heroes, candid reportage on the lives of diverse communities, and portraits of notable Canadians. The exhibition draws from nearly 25,000 photographs preserved in The New York Times Photo Archive, known henceforth as The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection. This extraordinary new promised gift, made by Toronto entrepreneur Chris Bratty in honour of Canada 150, joins the renowned Black Star Collection to further establish the Ryerson Image Centre as a key international resource for the study of press photography.