New Image Studio and Gallery was a project started by me, Bill Knetsch, and Jamie Corby in 1982, when we were students at Ryerson. We had monthly exhibitions by photographers, most of whom were Ryerson students or staff. It is worthy of note that Ed Burtynsky had his first exhibition at our little gallery.
The space featured a large studio space as well as living quarters. Located in the then-funky Junction area in Toronto’s west end, it was completely out of step with the rest of the neighborhood. For four years or so, it was a happening spot. Every time I look at this photo I am filled with happy memories.