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The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture - Ryerson Image Center, Toronto, Canada



The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture - Ryerson Image Center, Toronto, Canada from 09/11/19 to 12/08/19

Photographs from The Walther Collection
September 11 – December 8, 2019
Main Gallery and University Gallery
Guest Curator: Sandrine Colard



© J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere


Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African photographic portraiture through the perspectives of women, both as sitters and photographers. Spanning the beginnings of colonial photography on the continent to the present day, the exhibition features contemporary works by female artists, including Yto Barrada, Jodi Bieber, Lebohang Kganye (New CAAC artist), Zanele Muholi, Grace Ndiritu, and Nontsikelelo “Lolo” Veleko alongside 1950s studio portraits by such important historical figures as J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere, Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta, and nineteenth-century prints, cartes de visite, postcards, and albums.

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