Wendy Ewald | The pictures woke the people up: Canada, Colombia and American Alphabets

20 November 2021 - 15 January 2022

Exhibition Dates: November 20, 2021 – January 15, 2022

Wendy Ewald in attendance: Saturday, November 20, 2021, 11am-6pm

To book your visit, or to attend the opening day,  visit here


Wendy Ewald in conversation with Paul Roth, Director of the Ryerson Image Centre, Tanenbaum Lecture Series (virtual): Friday, November 19, 2021, 7pm

To view a recording of the lecture, visit here.


The gallery is pleased to present “The Pictures Woke the People Up: Canada, Colombia and American Alphabets”, our first solo exhibition with acclaimed photographer Wendy Ewald which announces our representation of her work. For over fifty years, Ewald has collaborated on art projects with children, families, women, and teachers in Labrador, Colombia, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Holland, Mexico, Morocco, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Working as a photographer and teacher, Ewald’s projects emphasize a method of collaboration that challenges the distinctions between photographer and subject. Adopting a variety of approaches, she creates projects based on a reciprocal vs. hierarchical approach. Her goal is to provide the vision of her subjects rather than merely make images of them. Through her documentary investigations of places and communities, Ewald probes questions of identity and cultural differences. In her work with children and women, she encourages them to use cameras to record themselves, their families, and their communities, and to articulate their fantasies and dreams.