Toronto Public Library presents The Power of the Press Image A panel discussion with Toronto Star photographers

April 21, 2015 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library kicks off its Exposed: Toronto Star Photographic Archive exhibition with a panel discussion featuring some of this city’s top photographers and photojournalists, past and present. The Power of the Press Image: A Panel Discussion with Toronto Star Photographers is upcoming this Thursday April 23 at 6 pm in the Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium in the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street.


Award-winning photographers from the Toronto Star will discuss some of the paper's iconic images, what makes a powerful press image and how the Toronto Star's approach to photojournalism has changed over time.


Photographer Richard Lautens moderates the discussion with panelists Tony Bock, Rick Madonikand Boris Spremo, Order of Canada.


Exposed: Highlights from the Toronto Star Photograph Archive is currently open in the TD Gallery on the main floor of Toronto Reference Library. The exhibit runs until June 14, 2015 and is generously sponsored by TD Bank Group. 


Exposed presents some of the memorable images that graced the pages of Canada’s largest daily newspaper. Powerful and provocative, these photographs were the lens through which Toronto Star readers witnessed the defining moments of the 20th century.


About the TD Gallery in the Toronto Reference Library


A relaxed, contemporary exhibit space at the heart of the city, the TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library is a space for Torontonians and visitors alike to connect with our collective cultural memory. Stories are told and histories explored through rare and unique items – including art, manuscripts, sculpture, books and artifacts – curated from over four million pieces collected by the library since 1884. Many exhibits also feature complementary contributions from cultural and community partners. The 2015 Exhibit Season is generously sponsored by TD Bank Group.


About TD Bank Group


TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its clients and employees live and work. In 2014, TD donated over $82 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For more information, please visit


About Toronto Public Library


Toronto Public Library is one of the world's busiest urban public library systems. Every year, 18 million people visit our branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow more than 32 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at or call Answerline at 416-393-7131. To get the most current updates on what's happening at the library, follow us on Twitter @torontolibrary.




Media Contact/Media Image Reproduction:

Edward Karek, Communications Officer 416-397-5925 [email protected]