Cameras may die everyday but NOT in Toronto for the Contact Photography Festival!
Never fear. Photography is alive and well in Toronto.
The launch parties have started in earnest and photo junkies are getting set for Toronto’s annual photography festival – Contact. It’s a field day (all month-of-May-long) for any photography enthusiast and everyone else alike.This non-profit event showcases the work of more than 1,000 artists who will exhibit their work at over 160 venues so chances are, you’ll be able to check SOMETHING out – even while just out and about. And if you happen to be travelling around the country during the event, keep a lookout for some public installations in urban areas across Canada this year.
Here’s a glimpse of some of the artists who will be participating in this year’s theme of Figure and Ground:
Chris Boyne, Stillwater, 2009 - Photo Courtesy Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival 2011
Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Wrapped, 2007 - Photo Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
Lee Goreas, The Happy Hooker - 2010, Photo Courtesy of Birch Libralato
Edward Burtynsky, Oxford Tire Pile #8, Westley, California, USA, 1999, Photo © Edward Burtynsky, Photo Courtesy Nicholas Metivier, Toronto
Steve Sherman, Untitled - Photo courtesy Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival 2011
Diana Thorneycroft, Group of Seven Awkward Moments - The West Wind, 2008 - Photo Courtesy Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival 2011
Check out their schedule or download their mobile app for easy gallery/venue-hopping. Let me know if you make it!