Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), collaborates with The Black Daddies Club for Family Day 2023

The Black Daddies Club is excited to collaborate with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) for our first initiative for the 2023 calendar, which will take place over two days over the Family Day 2023 weekend. Please read more below and register your family while space are still available.

Photographs act as a capsule of moment in time – some of these moments, shared between friends and families. Reflecting on this concept, as well as themes explored in the exhibition, You Look Beautiful Like That: Studio Photography in West and Central Africa, this Family Day weekend, we will be creating a pop-up photo studio in the AGO’s Robert Harding Pathway on the Concourse level.

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), has collaborated with the Black Daddies Club (BDC), for Family Day 2023 to co-create a beautiful two-day event to support with Black and Racialized families to co-create, capture and keep positive memories of their families on Sunday February 19th, 2023 and Monday, February 20th, 2023.

We have invited two Toronto lens-based artists to photograph participants in front of vibrant patterned backdrops inspired by some of the stylistic elements introduced by photographers such as, Malick Sidibé, Seydou Keïta, and Samuel Fosso. Members from the Black Daddies Club, and the general public will be able to take home their Polaroid keepsake – so get ready to strike a pose with your friends and loved ones! Numbers are limited. Pre-registration is required

Here is the registration link :


Brandon Hay, 

Founder of the Black Daddies Club