Articles by: Samuel Staples

Cuban history reimagined

Cuban history reimagined

In A Su Propio Ritmo (At Its Own Rhythm), Toronto artist Jorge Ayala explores the documentary heritage of Cuba through his own documentary film. In his artwork, Ayala, a Ryerson alumnus who holds a graduate degree in documentary media and a bachelor’s degree in new media, explores themes of memory, identity and migration in Latin American cinema. In A Su […]

by Samuel Staples· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
What’s On at the Ryerson Image Centre: Winter 2018

What’s On at the Ryerson Image Centre: Winter 2018

This winter, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) will exhibit a series confronting the power dynamics between photographers and their subjects and audience. Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography suggests that the medium of photography is better defined by collaboration and interaction than the singular. Created by Ariella Azoulay, Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, Leigh Raiford and Laura Wexler, it invites viewers […]

by Samuel Staples· · Arts & Life, Photography
The fine line between violence and spectacle

The fine line between violence and spectacle

In The Bomb Party, or What Goes Up, Grayson Alabiso-Cahill has created a profoundly compelling mediation on the relationship between violence and spectacle, and the absurdity of war. Alabiso-Cahill, a fourth-year Ryerson photography student, created the exhibition as part of his senior thesis project following a particularly jarring experience that occurred this past summer. On Victoria Day, Alabiso-Cahill found himself […]

by Samuel Staples· · Arts & Life
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