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The Edge of the Earth
Adrien Missika , Documentation photograph of Darvaza, Turkmenistan, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

The Edge of the Earth

Climate Change in Photography and Video

Nicolas Baier » Amy Balkin » Raymond Boisjoly » Edward Burtynsky » Peter Goin » Naoya Hatakeyama » Isabelle Hayeur » Mishka Henner » Chris Jordan » Richard Misrach » Adrien Missika » Paola Pivi » Joel Sternfeld » & others

Exhibition: 14 Sep – 4 Dec 2016

Ryerson Image Centre (RIC)

245 Church Street
M5B 2K3 Toronto

The Image Centre

33 Gould Street
M5B 1W1 Toronto



Wed-Sat 12-18

The Edge of the Earth
Nicolas Baier, Reminiscence 02, 2013. Inkjet print. Courtesy of Galerie Division, Montreal & Toronto

Increasingly and forebodingly, artists are turning their attention to the subject of climate change, in poignant and often confrontational ways. The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video features recent and historic work by a range of pioneering and visionary artists (including Amy Balkin, Raymond Boisjoly, Edward Burtynsky, Naoya Hatakeyama, Isabelle Hayeur, Mishka Henner, Chris Jordan, Richard Misrach, Evariste Richer, Joel Sternfeld and Sharon Stewart) from around the world. Photojournalism from the RIC’s famed Black Star Collection is also included, contextualising artistic reflections alongside half a century of historical reportage on the environment.

The Edge of the Earth questions traditional views and challenges our environmental consciousness, proceeding from the conviction that humans have entered the Era of the Anthropocene, dominating the planet in its uppermost layers and outermost edges. Guest curated by Montreal-based art historian Dr. Benedicte Ramade, this in-depth exhibition attempts to foster a reconsideration of climate change, envisioning the present crises and future consequences of humanity’s harsh imprint on our planet.