Number of pages: 176
Number of images: 150
Publication date: 2021-11-16
Measurements: 9.6 x 11.4 x 11.4 inches
Dr. Kenneth Montague started the Wedge Collection in 1997 to acquire and exhibit art that explores Black identity. In addition to the Wedge Collection, Montague founded Wedge Curatorial Projects, a nonprofit arts organization that helps to support emerging Black artists. A Toronto-based art collector, Montague has been a member of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s board of trustees since 2015. He has served on the African acquisitions committee at Tate Modern, London, and is an advisor to the Department of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Teju Cole is a photographer, novelist, essayist, and curator. His photobook Blind Spot (2017) was shortlisted for the 2017 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation Photo-Book Awards. His other books include the novel Open City (2011), winner of the 2012 PEN/Hemingway Award, and the photobooks Fernweh (2020) and Golden Apple of the Sun (2021). Cole’s photography has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions. He has been a visiting critic at the Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut; and he was photography critic for the New York Times Magazine until 2019. He is currently a professor in the English department at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dr. Mark Sealy is interested in the relationships between photography and social change, identity politics, race, and human rights. He has been director of Autograph ABP (Association of Black Photographers), UK, since 1991, and has produced numerous artist publications, curated exhibitions, and commissioned photographers and filmmakers worldwide. He curated the exhibition From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta. A Retrospective at the Photographers’ Gallery, London (2020), and Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto (2022); and he is author of the book Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time (2019). Sealy holds a PhD from Durham University, England, and currently serves as Principal Research Fellow Decolonising Photography at University of the Arts London.
Liz Ikiriko is a Tkaronto/Toronto-based, Nigerian Canadian artist and curator. She is assistant curator at the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, and cocurator of the 13th Rencontres de Bamako/African Biennale of Photography, Mali (2021). Her most recent curatorial projects include Is Love a Synonym for Abolition? at Gallery 44, Toronto (2021); ___a lineage of transgression___ at ArtSpace Peterborough, Canada (2020); and The Break, The Wake, The Hold, The Breath at Circuit Gallery, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2019). Her writing has appeared in Public Journal, MICE Magazine, C Magazine, BlackFlash Magazine, and Akimbo. Ikiriko holds an MFA in criticism and curatorial practice from Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto.