The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive

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.

The Faraway Nearby is accompanied by a heavily-illustrated book, to be distributed worldwide by Black Dog Publishing at www.blackdogonline.com. Texts by an international team of authors explore how Canada’s visual identity in the twentieth century was constructed—from within and without—through the dissemination of images in this influential media outlet.

The Faraway Nearby
Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive
September 13 – December 10, 2017

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
www.ryerson.ca

Federal Newsphotos of Canada, Untitled [Peace protesters at Easter Parade, Toronto, Ontario], March 29, 1959, gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy of the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

Federal Newsphotos of Canada, Untitled [Peace protesters at Easter Parade, Toronto, Ontario], March 29, 1959, gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy of the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

Canadian Pacific Railway, Untitled [Swimming pool at Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta], September 1928, gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy of the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

Canadian Pacific Railway, Untitled [Swimming pool at Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta], September 1928, gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy of the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

Unknown photographer for the Alexandra Studio. Distributed by the Star Newspaper Service and Times Wide World, Untitled [Members of the Toronto Maple Leaf hockey team in the trenches during a military training session], 1939, gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy of the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

Unknown photographer for the Alexandra Studio. Distributed by the Star Newspaper Service and Times Wide World, Untitled [Members of the Toronto Maple Leaf hockey team in the trenches during a military training session], 1939, gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy of the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

Unknown photographer for Chesterfield & Maclaren, Untitled [Members of snow-­shoeing club initiating a new member by means of the "Montreal Bounce," Montreal, Quebec], ca. 1924, gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy of the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

Unknown photographer for Chesterfield & Maclaren, Untitled [Members of snow-­shoeing club initiating a new member by means of the “Montreal Bounce,” Montreal, Quebec], ca. 1924, gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy of the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

Unknown photographer for The Associated Press, Untitled [Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh receiving a gift from Chief Little Dog (Kainai Nation) and his wife Antoinette Heavy Shield (Siksika Nation) before the Stampede, Calgary, Alberta], October 19, 1951. Photo courtesy of the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

Unknown photographer for The Associated Press, Untitled [Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh receiving a gift from Chief Little Dog (Kainai Nation) and his wife Antoinette Heavy Shield (Siksika Nation) before the Stampede, Calgary, Alberta], October 19, 1951. Photo courtesy of the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

Photographer unknown, Untitled ["Trudeaumania", Toronto, Ontario],1968, gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy of the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

Photographer unknown, Untitled [“Trudeaumania”, Toronto, Ontario],1968, gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy of the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.


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