2009: Still Revolution

In response to last year’s festival, the Globe and Mail called photography “an art form undergoing a revolution.” While we are definitely in the midst of conceptual and technological advancement, this isn’t exactly right—photography has been revolutionary since its invention, and it is still revolutionary today. In this year’s festival we explore the current state of the image revolution. We also look back to the foundations of photography to investigate their contemporary impact. Our exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and 32 feature exhibitions focuse on conflict, history, revolution and change. Public installations transform urban spaces and embed photography into the social networks of the city. We’re proud to present the work of over 1,000 artists in the festival this year.

We are very grateful for the continued support of Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co., our premiere sponsor and Scotiabank for its support of our exhibition at MOCCA and the Scotiabank Scholarship. Sincere thanks to Toronto Tourism and our new partner, BlackBerry.

Our appreciation goes out to everyone involved in CONTACT 2009 including exhibition venues, education and exhibition partners, our funders, sponsors and advertisers, CONTACT’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers and especially the participating artists and photographers.

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2009 Public Installation
Chrysanne Stathacos, Martin Reis, Georgette Peters, Christie Pearson and 8 more Annette Mangaard, Mark Clintberg, Darren ODonnell, John Marriott, Carolyn Tripp, FASTWURMS, Ho Tam, This Day of Change - COURRiER Japon Magazine What's Your Revolution? TTC Subway Stations with Screens
2009 Open Exhibition
2009 Open Exhibition
Rinath Maman, Behzad Adineh, Jordan Junck, Catherine Guillaume and 9 more Nigel Noble, Geoff Fitzgerald, Yadi Mazinani, Ian Revell, Kamelia Pezeshki, Wayne Salmon, Michelle Kemble, Aaron Tator, Sashar Zarif Perspective Arta Gallery
2009 Open Exhibition
2009 Open Exhibition
Robyn Cymbaly, Quin McColgan, Verena Trautwein-Maranger, Susan Lappin and 8 more Andrew Drown, Corin Ford-Forrester, Michelle Gibson, Leesa McLellan, David Nardi, Peter Vietgen, Joe Le, Aparajit Bhattacharjee Still Revolution Ben Navaee Gallery
2009 Open Exhibition
Toni Wallachy, Tammy Hoy, Rick Harris, Caroline Bronckers and 5 more Robert Dyke, Olena Sullivan, Timothy Neesam, Edwin Bronckers, Jeff Cutler Elsewhen Charlotte Room, The
2009 Open Exhibition
2009 Open Exhibition
Don Michie, Tim Neesam, Barry Stoch, Rod Trider and 4 more Ruth Gillson, Olena Sullivan, Chris Hutcheson, Tammy Hoy Urban Timelines By The Hang Man Seven Dominion on Queen
2009 Open Exhibition
Jeewon Kim, Group Name: Etched Moment, James Choe, Jinwon Kim and 5 more (Mia Che, Henry Zang), Miriam Lee, Seyoung Park, Yeoun-Jung Kim Faction8 Framed Life gallery
2009 Open Exhibition
Paul Sergeant, Paula Grgurich Shewchuk, Timothy Neesam, Dennis Duncan and 6 more Keith Davidson, Linda Briskin, Mary Bramley, Jack Martin, Victor Mayes, Barbara Gilbert Silent Seditions Gallery 1313
2009 Open Exhibition
2009 Open Exhibition
Dong-Kyoon Nam, Jesse Colin Jackson, Michele Taras, Rosalie Villanueva and 28 more Justyna Werbel, William Self, Brent Lewin, Olena Sullivan, Philip LePage, Michael Krauss, Amee King, R. Kolewe, Soumen Karmakar, Greg Huszar, Margaret Glew, Adrian Smith, Sarah Gillett, Dianne Davis, Ryan Fung, Matthew Fung, Allan Davey, Tammy Hoy, Jeffery Cutler, Leila Cools, Sally Cumming, Alex Coley, Stefan Boudreault, Katrina Jennifer Bedford, Christopher McLeod, Jennifer Paul, Ben Ng, Dale M Reid EXPOSED: Innovation, Transformation, Revolution Gladstone Hotel
2009 Open Exhibition
2009 Open Exhibition
Bohdan Vandiak, Jack Kozielski, Larry Miller, Sylvia Sokolowska and 5 more Mark Belvedere, Danylo Glyntchak, Dóra Kemény-Towner, Karver Whitmell, Scott Towner Still Waters Run Cold And Deep Lakeshore Village Artists' Co-operative
2009 Open Exhibition
2009 Open Exhibition
L.Gulan, P.Gertner, R.Ellis, A.Chornous and 25 more R.Charow, M.Bae, S.Woods, J.Smith, S.Schacter, H.Rose, C.Rash, N.Mifflin, M.Kirshenblatt, A.Goodwill, S.Goodman, M.Frost-Brown, M.Chapman, E.Campbell, M.Brown, C.Bertucci, O.Barad, R.Inwentash, H.Kenny, L.Kitchen, K.Rothschild, E.Wilder, C.Baler, A.Fine, A.Speyer Investigations Lonsdale Gallery
2009 Open Exhibition
James Wiley, Sarah Tacoma, Matthew Ahren, Cat Howard and 4 more Joel Black-Beatty, Christopher Dennison, Rob Seguin, Joseph LeBlanc Group Exhibit Norman Felix Gallery
2009 Open Exhibition
2009 Screening
2009 Screening
2009 Screening
2009 Screening
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