In conversation with the artist: VINCENZO PIETROPAOLO
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

In conversation with the artist: VINCENZO PIETROPAOLO

On the occasion of the exhibit RITUAL, Italian born and Canadian-based photojournalist Vincenzo Pietropaolo will be in conversation with Don Snyder (Professor, Photography Studies - Ryerson University). A Q&A session with the audiance will follow.

BIOs

Vincenzo Pietropaolo is a documentary photographer based in Toronto, where he immigrated as a child with his family. Self taught, he became active in photography in 1970, documenting the people of his newly adopted city. Vincenzo has published and edited over a dozen books, and numerous other publications, including seven monographs of personal work, and has received numerous awards and grants. His work on cities includes the books Kensington and Making Home in Havana, and a work-in-progress on a book about photography and architecture in Toronto. His work has been featured in about 100 solo and group exhibitions, in North America, Latin America, and Europe.
http://vincepietropaolo.com

Don Snyder has an extensive background in photographic history, critical studies and curation. A professor at the Ryerson University School of Image Arts since 1980, he has taught in the York-Ryerson Communication and Culture program, and in Ryerson’s graduate programs in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management and Documentary Media, and he served as Chair of the School from 2005 to 2010. Before joining the Ryerson faculty, he was Curator of Photography at the Addison Gallery of American Art from 1970-77, where he originated the museum’s photography exhibition program.
Selected writings can be viewed at www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/dsnyder

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HAVANA: City at a Crossroads.
Oct
13
to Oct 30

HAVANA: City at a Crossroads.

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In this exhibition, Pietropaolo's stunning silver gelatin and chromogenic prints illustrate the texture of everyday life of the people of Havana; their spirit, as well as the beauty and decay of the city. The photographic works featured in this exhibition were selected from an image collection created over the course of nine visits by the artist to the city of Havana from 1996 to 2002. Pietropaolo's photographs of Havana have been exhibited in art galleries in New York City, Philadelphia, Hamilton and Havana.

Join us for the opening reception on Oct.15 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM and visit the show Oct 13-30.

 

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Artist Talk: Ritual - Good Friday in Toronto's Italian Immigrant Community 1969-2015
Jun
13
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk: Ritual - Good Friday in Toronto's Italian Immigrant Community 1969-2015

Ritual: Good Friday in Toronto's Italian Immigrant Community 1969-2105 is a book of 100 photographs and texts, as well as an accompanying exhibition that documents the Good Friday procession--and elaborate event that takes place annually in the streets of the historic Italian Community in Toronto. Vincenzo Pietropaolo has been photographing this event almost every year since 1969 and, in the process, the annual pilgrimage with his camera has remove his own personal ritual as a documentary photo artist. 

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Opening Reception: Ritual - Good Friday in Toronto's Italian Immigran Community 1969-2015
Jun
6
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception: Ritual - Good Friday in Toronto's Italian Immigran Community 1969-2015

Ritual: Good Friday in Toronto's Italian Immigrant Community 1969-2105 is a book of 100 photographs and texts, as well as an accompanying exhibition that documents the Good Friday procession--and elaborate event that takes place annually in the streets of the historic Italian Community in Toronto. Vincenzo Pietropaolo has been photographing this event almost every year since 1969 and, in the process, the annual pilgrimage with his camera has remove his own personal ritual as a documentary photo artist. 

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Ritual: Good Friday in Toronto's Italian Immigrant Community 1969-2015
Jun
4
to Jun 28

Ritual: Good Friday in Toronto's Italian Immigrant Community 1969-2015

Ritual: Good Friday in Toronto's Italian Immigrant Community 1969-2105 is a book of 100 photographs and texts, as well as an accompanying exhibition that documents the Good Friday procession--and elaborate event that takes place annually in the streets of the historic Italian Community in Toronto. Vincenzo Pietropaolo has been photographing this event almost every year since 1969 and, in the process, the annual pilgrimage with his camera has remove his own personal ritual as a documentary photo artist. 

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The Virtual Coffee Table: Photobooks in the Digital Age
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Virtual Coffee Table: Photobooks in the Digital Age

In this industrious and inclusive event, three superb photographers will use visual and oral techniques to showcase their stunning work, and participate in a panel discussion about the future direction of one of the most gratifying and viable forms: the photobook.

 

Geoffrey James is a Canadian photographer, living in Toronto. Geoffrey is a Fellow of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, New York, and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy.

 

Vincenzo Pietropaolo is a Toronto-based social documentary photographer whose lifelong mission is to document Canada's immigrant communities, working-class culture and social justice issues.

 

Lana Šlezić was born to Croatian parents in Toronto. She studied photojournalism and interned at the Magnum Photo Agency in New York, then worked on contract for the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star before going freelance. Forsaken is her first book of photography.

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World Premiere: RAFF 2015 – Patron Saint
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

World Premiere: RAFF 2015 – Patron Saint

Patron Saint
Director: Michael Kainer
World Premiere

Saturday, March 28
Cinema 2
5:30 p.m.

Director Michael Kainer will introduce the film and moderate a panel discussion with artists Rae Johnson, Phil Richards, Andy Fabo and Max Streicher. Janusz Dukszta, art patron and subject of the film, will also be in attendance.

Patron Saint is a look at the life and art collection of Janusz Dukszta, a charming 82-year-old psychiatrist and art patron who came to Canada as a refugee from Poland. Dukszta’s collection consists of nearly 100 portraits of himself that he has commissioned over the past 60 years, and this biographical documentary explores the motivations and history behind those commissions. The portraits, and indeed this film, show a man who is not afraid of being exposed.

Featured artists: Stephen Andrews, Terry Berkowitz, Bob Daignault, Cathy Daley, Patrick De Costa, Marc de Guerre, Andy Fabo, Tom Falus, Oliver Girling, Rae Johnson, Bryan McBurney, James I. MacDougall, Barbara Mercer, Michael Merrill, Charles Pachter, Evan Penny, Fabrizio Perozzi, Goran Petkovski, Vincenzo Pietropaolo, Phil Richards, Max Streicher, Yves Tessier, Jim Vacola, Olaf von Brinckenhoff, Ewa Wilczynski, Tony Wilson and Paul Young.

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Stephen Bulger Gallery - A Group Exhibition Celebrating 20 Years
Mar
24
to Apr 25

Stephen Bulger Gallery - A Group Exhibition Celebrating 20 Years

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Please join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Stephen Bulger Gallery. We opened on March 23, 1995 and since that time the gallery has exhibited over 130 solo exhibitions, 40 group shows and been host to many book launches and special events. This anniversary exhibition will feature a photograph from every artist for whom we've hosted a solo exhibition.

Vincenzo Pietropaolo - Portfolio

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