Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists (1970s – 1990s)

Saturday, 15 February 2020 13:00 – Sunday, 08 March 2020 18:00
Location: Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Category: Photography

TO Live presents Ears, Eyes, Voice, a ground-breaking photography exhibition featuring 41 important visual works by renowned Black Canadian photojournalists Jules ElderEddie GrantDiane LiverpoolAl Peabody and Jim Russell.  

Eyes, Ears, Voice will be on view at the Lower Gallery at the Meridian Art Centre, 5040 Yonge Street, from February 15 – March 8, 2020.

The combined archive of these five revolutionary photographers reveals a comprehensive and rare record that visually documents over three decades of stories that tell the important history of Toronto’s diverse Black communities. 

Training their lens on politicians, community members, activists, and protesters, as well as entertainers and athletes, the images range from backstage with Peter Tosh and Tina Turner and early Caribana images to documenting farmworkers, capturing images of political protests against the Toronto police and local anti-apartheid protests, to local Ebony fashion shows and the crowning of Miss Black Ontario. 

The Lower Gallery at the Meridian Arts Centre will be open to the public Thursday – Sunday 1 PM – 6 PM.  The exhibition can also be accessed while attending other shows at Meridian Arts Centre. 

Admission to Ears, Eyes, Voice is free.

Ears, Eyes, Voice is organized and circulated by Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND) and curated by Dr. Julie Crooks.

Originally home to MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), the Gallery at the Meridian Arts Centre consists of over 3,850 sq. ft. of exhibition space over two floors that are linked by the upper and lower levels of the lobby.  


Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s – 1990s
February 15 – March 8, 2020
Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge Street (TTC: North York Centre subway)
Exhibition hours: Thursday – Sunday 1 PM – 6 PM
Schedule is subject to change.


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