Contact Festival 2013

It’s that time of year again. Every May, the Contact Photo Festival (or to be more accurate, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival) takes over Toronto. Now that I’m working downtown again, I’m really looking forward to taking some time on my lunch break to see some of the exhibits. 

In scanning the exhibit schedule, there are some tasty events planned. Here are some that caught my eye:

  • The Gladstone Hotel will be the venue for 50 portraits from Macleans Magazine.
  • The Art Gallery of Ontario will be showing some images from its 50,000 photograph collection, focusing on portraits of artists.
  • Black and White large format photographer Sebastião Salgado will be featured in a show at the Royal Ontario Museum called Genesis.
  • British photograph Martin Parr has a collection of large photographs of food that he captured in and around Toronto. The images will be on display in Metro Hall and at Pearson Airport.
  • Harry Enchin has done some nice collage work that combine historical pictures of Toronto overlayed with modern photographs taken at the same spot. The exhibition is called Toronto Time and will be at the Bezpala Brown gallery on Church Street.

There are many other exciting exhibitions during the month of May. I’ll review the ones that I manage to get out to see.


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