As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic

As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic

September 7–November 19, 2022

Art Museum at the University of Toronto

University of Toronto Art Centre

15 King’s College Circle

As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic gathers a selection of photographs from the Wedge Collection by 75 North American and Diaspora Black artists that delve into notions of community, identity, and power.

Works by Raphael Albert, Henry Clay Anderson, Tayo Yannick Anton, Liz Johnson Artur, James Barnor, Dawoud Bey, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Deanna Bowen, Jody Brand, Kwame Brathwaite, Sandra Brewster, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Vanley Burke, Mohamed Camara, Kennedi Carter, Jorian Charlton, June Clark, Michèle Pearson Clarke, Renee Cox, Erika DeFreitas, Jabulani Dhlamini, Stan Douglas, Louis Draper, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Samuel Fosso, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Courtney D. Garvin, Jérôme Havre, Barkley L. Hendricks, Leslie Hewitt, Ayana V. Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Aaron Jones, Anique Jordan, Seydou Keïta, Lebohang Kganye, Luther Konadu, Deana Lawson, Zun Lee, Oumar Ly, João Mendes, Jalani Morgan, Dennis Morris, Aïda Muluneh, Eustáquio Neves, Jamal Nxedlana, Lakin Ogunbanwo, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Bidemi Oloyede, Horace Ové, Gordon Parks, Dawit L. Petros, Charlie Phillips, Afonso Pimenta, Ruddy Roye, Athi-Patra Ruga, Abdourahmane Sakaly, Jamel Shabazz, Abdo Shanan, Malick Sidibé, Xaviera Simmons, Ming Smith, Paul Anthony Smith, Sanlé Sory, Eve Tagny, Texas Isaiah, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, James Van Der Zee, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Ruby Washington, Ricky Weaver, Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley.

Opening Reception.

Wednesday, September 7, 6pm–8pm.

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition with acclaimed vinyl DJ Andy Williams of the Montreal duo Jazz Amnesty Sound System with Sweet Daddy Luv.

Curatorial Tour and Book Signing with Dr. Kenneth Montague.

Saturday, November 5, 2pm–4pm.

Join prominent art collector Dr. Kenneth Montague for a public tour of the exhibition, followed by a book signing of the homonymous book published by Aperture from which the exhibition was adapted. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

All events are free and open to the public.


As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic

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