Gallery Reading Group


Join Liz Ikiriko, Aaron Jones, and Heather Rigg to discuss three essays that informed the exhibition An unassailable and monumental dignity:

  • James Baldwin, "The Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation," in The Fire Next Time (The Dial Press; New York, 1963), 3 - 10.
  • bell hooks, "In Our Glory: Photography and Black Life," in Art On My Mind (The New Press: New York, 1995), 54 - 64.
  • bell hooks, "Revolutionary Attitude," in Black Looks Race and Representation (South End Press: Boston, 1992), 1 - 8.

Readings can be downloaded here.
Please email heather@contactphoto.com to RSVP.
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Liz Ikiriko is an independent curator and photo editor. She is currently an MA candidate in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCADU.

Aaron Jones is an artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. Interested in the ways people absorb visual consumer media, his collages combine newspaper headlines, advertisements, photojournalism, and product and fashion photography. His works mediate on the construction of the self in an era flooded with images.

Heather Rigg is the exhibition curator and CONTACT's Programming & Communications Manager. She holds an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University, and is a freelance writer.

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