The first Black photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue magazine—and also, one of the youngest—gives his advice on how to take a good photo.Read More
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at making "Nighthawks", our Edward Hopper inspired editorial. Find the full series in Issue 06 of RADmag, on stands in Toronto!
Take a look at the set and hear from the creative team, with big thanks to FCAD for making it all possible!Read More
RADmag was thrilled to host our second annual clothing swap back in February. The event took place at eative filmcafe, a cozy cafe in the heart of Kensington Market. A success to say the least, the swap was filled with mingling bodies, great finds, and hot drinks to help keep out the cold air.Read More
Being that many of us on the RADmag team love fashion, we thought what better way to celebrate today then by throwing back to our parents best looks. After pulling out old photo albums and emailing parents for photos, our team has compiled an archive of their killer styles and stories. Enjoy.Read More
Photography galleries are great, whether for spending a rainy day or solving your artistic endeavours for discovering existent and up and coming artists in your city and abroad. We’ve decided to pick out our fave 5 in Toronto, because sometimes, physically putting yourself in a gallery space is what you need to get yourself out of a creative rut.
“To me, the magic of photography, per se, is that you can capture an instant of a second that couldn't exist before and couldn't exist after. It's almost like a cowboy that draws his gun. You draw a second before or after, you miss and you're dead - not them. To me, photography's always like that.” Mario Testino
Ryerson Image Arts Centre
Okay, okay- call us biased, but the Image Arts Centre Gallery has in fact earned its place on this list due to its accessibility (um, it’s free!) and variety of works. Exhibits currently on include Angela Grauerholz’s 70+ work exhibit provided by Scotiabank, Annie MacDonnel’s Holding Still // Holding Together, and finally Julia Hendrickson’s As She, Rehearses Disappearance- where fragmented images of a female dancer are projected on a gallery wall (check out our 1-on-1 with Julia here). Chances are (if you’re an arts or design student at Ry) that you’ve already visited the gallery space, but if it has slipped under your radar, be sure to add this to your to-do list next time you’re on campus.
Gallery 44 is a little different from its peers on this list, as it is an artist-run centre with many aspects; hosting events, workshops, discussions, and of course, exhibitions located on Spadina and Richmond. Its current exhibit, titled ; IT WAS IN THE AIR, AS THEY SAY. is by Erika Defreitas and deals with thoughts of religion and the body and is fitting with the gallery’s theme of featuring solely contemporary art.
Located on Queen West, the Bulger Gallery was established in 1995 by Steven Bulger- alumni of Ryerson’s very own Image Arts School! Featuring an inventory of over 15,000 works, the gallery is sure to please the novice and the avid photography buff. With a specialization in historically-relevant pieces, the gallery also includes a bookstore for continued browsing.
Bau-Xi is a commercial gallery on Dundas West following the footsteps of its West Coast sibling, oldest of its kind in Vancouver, the Bau-Xi Vancouver Gallery, which was initially founded by Paul Huang to fight back against underrepresentation of Canadian artists. Showcasing contemporary fine art, Bau-Xi’s gallery includes other mediums such as sculpture and painting alongside its diverse photography collection, and is definitely a worth-while glimpse into the realm of fine art.
BAND (Black Artists' Networks in Dialogue) Gallery is a unique space on the list, providing a platform for black artists who are otherwise underrepresented in the mainstream art scene. Located on 1 Landsdowne Avenue in Parkdale, the gallery/event space hopes to feature most other artistic disciplines in the future, too. As stated, it currently hosts events and intermittent exhibits, such as its most recent by Milton Messam, an impressionist painter from Jamaica. Be sure to stay updated with their Twitter for updates on upcoming events.
Podcasts in my mind were too hard to listen to--difficult to hold my short attention span. But today, I think they are a way to inspire, collaborate, and hear the voices of creatives from around the world.Read More