The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival will make Toronto an art-lover’s paradise for the full month of May. The annual event features local artists along with talented photographers from around the world. Visit 175 venues to stroll along a variety of exhibitions, public installations, and special happenings. As the largest photography event in the world, CONTACT gives out-of-towners a compelling reason to visit this beautiful Canadian city.
Browse the inspired works of more than 1,500 artists who capture amazing images from behind the lens. See the haunted historical images from World War II and Nazi Germany at Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto photographs – Henryk Ross. Check out the progression of the genre over time at Past Picture: Photography and the Chemistry of Intention. Visit Generations - Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, a compelling exploration of multi-ethnic identity. Get a unique sense of African culture through Watchers, Seekers, Keepers – Vanley Burke. And dig deeper into the extraterrestrial unknowns during Broken Steps and Haunted Screens. With a broad mix of subject matters ranging from the everyday to the sublime, you can feast your eyes on spectacular snapshots that tell so many unique stories.
Plan your visit to the festival at http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/. Learn more about the artists, sign up for contemporary photography workshops, and plan to attend fascinating events at Toronto’s biggest hotspots. The venues include:
- The Randolph Theatre
- Lonsdale Gallery
- Royal Ontario Museum
- Vistek Downtown
- Ryerson University
- TD Gallery, Toronto Reference Library
- Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
- Corridor Gallery – Centennial College
- Parkdale Collegiate Institute
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