Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is an annual event in May with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1997, the Festival is now a charitable organization and presents a diverse range of programs throughout the community.
As a leading proponent of photography, the Festival increases exposure and recognition for local, Canadian and international artists and is committed to advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation in photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.8 million. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.
CONTACT is devoted to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography. This is at the core of everything we do. The rich mosaic of photographic imagery throughout Toronto during the month of May–from museum walls to city streets–has the power to expand our horizons, deepen our insights and tell us about who we are. We believe a strong and vital culture is part of a truly healthy community. Our sincere gratitude goes out to all the artists and photographers, sponsors, funders and partners who are vital to the growth and ongoing success of the Festival.