CONTACT Portfolio Reviews

Registration opens February 1. 

Sunday May 3 & Monday May 5, 2015
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St W 
10am – 5pm 
$200 for 4 reviews

Curators and directors, publishers and photo editors are brought together during CONTACT to review portfolios of established and emerging artists, with a focus on documentary, photojournalism or photo-based art practices.  

This is an important event for artists with projects at advances stages of development who are seeking opportunities for publishing and exhibiting nationally or internationally—as well as looking for guidance on conceptual approaches or career development advice.

*Please note that due to limited space, all submissions will go through a selection process to ensure a high caliber of work is presented in this program.

Past Reviewers 

Sheyi Bankale, Next Level Magazine; Els Barents, Huis Marseille;
 Alexa Becker,Kehrer Verlag Publishers;
 Mauro Bedoni COLORS; Melissa Bennett, Art Gallery of Hamilton;
 Lise Beaudry, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography;
 Stephen Bulger, Stephen Bulger Gallery;
 MaryAnn Camilleri,Magenta Foundation;
 Bruno Ceschel, Publisher; Chris Boot, Publisher; Song Chong, Milk Gallery; Tim Clark, 1000 Words; 
Louise Clements, Format Photography Festival; Bridget Coaker, Guardian, Observer, Troika Editions;
 Jacques Doyon, Magazine Ciel Variable; James Estrin New York Times; Jim Goldberg, Magnum Photos;
 Clarie Grafik, The Photographer's Gallery; Kristen Gresh, Museum of Fine Arts; Sophie Hackett, Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario; Veronique Terrier Hermann, Else Magazine; Caroline Hunter, Guardian Magazine; Karen Irvine, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College; 
Michael Itkoff, Daylight Magazine;
 Min-Jung Jonsson, Fotografiska;
 Robert Pledge, Contact Press Images; Natalie Matutschovsky, Time Magazine; Karen McQuaid, The Photographer's Gallery; Brian Morgan, Walrus Magazine; Cheryl Newman, The Telegraph Magazine; Alison Devine Nordstrom, George Eastman House; Arianna Rinaldo, OjodePez Magazine;
 Brett Rogers, Photographers’ Gallery; Kim Simon, Gallery TPW;
 Poppy Shibamoto, Monocle Magazine; Urs Stahel, Fotomuseum Winterthur; 
Stefano Stoll, Images Festival; Maia-Mari Sutnik, Art Gallery of Ontario;
 Amber Terranova, The New Yorker; Larry Towell, Magnum Photos; Meeka Walsh, Border Crossings Magazine; Denise Wolff, Aperture Foundation;
 Bryce Wolkowitz, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery; 
Paul Wombell, Independent Curator. 

Portfolio Reviews Exhibition Award

Each year one artist is awarded with a solo exhibition presented at the CONTACT Gallery. The award includes a $1000 credit at Vistek, and a $2500 credit at Toronto Image Works. Chosen by a jury of international professionals in the field of photography, this award recognizes outstanding work presented at the Portfolio Reviews. The program was created to support and advance the careers of talented emerging photographers.