Contact 2018 - Collecting Moments: The Photographs of Dr. John E. Ackerman @ Black Cat - Artspace, Toronto [17 May]

Contact 2018 - Collecting Moments: The Photographs of Dr. John E. Ackerman


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17
May
20:00 - 22:00

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Black Cat - Artspace
2186 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6R 1X3
EXHIBITION:
May 17 to June 13, 2018
Opening Reception: May 17 8-10 PM

Curators: Charlotte Gagnier & Sarah Proulx

Featured Exhibition in the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Collecting Moments portrays stories of youth, love, and celebration through the photographs of Dr. John E. Ackerman (1921-2008). An accomplished amateur photographer, Ackerman’s images provide both a personal and historical account of life in Toronto in the mid-20th century. His photographs offer an intimate glimpse into Toronto’s first immigrant neighbourhood, St. John’s Ward, where the Ackerman family lived and owned a grocery store. Ackerman often turned his eye towards beauty found in the familiar, photographing everyday activity on the streets and joyful moments with his family, friends, and neighbours.

The images displayed in this exhibition are produced from archival negatives from the Ackerman collection, which has never before been exhibited to the public. Ackerman’s collection is held at the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, a department of UJA Federation.

GALLERY HOURS:
Thursday-Sunday 12-7 PM
Admission is FREE

Presented in partnership with the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, a department of UJA Federation.

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Image: John E. Ackerman, Men outside Ackerman's Grocery Store ca. 1940s. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2013-7-13.
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