International curators, directors, publishers, and photo editors are brought together during CONTACT to review work by emerging artists, with a focus on documentary, photojournalism, narrative or photo-based art practices. This is an important event for those with projects at an advanced stage 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. This year, CONTACT will present a series of related public programs that focus on the photobook and alternative methods to storytelling.
Sunday, May 8 and Monday, May 9, 2016
10am – 5pm
The Gladstone Hotel
$200+HST for 4 reviews
Monday, May 9, 7 – 9pm
This evening event is an opportunity for participants to mingle and share their work with reviewers, and peers in an informal open forum. All those wishing to be considered for the Portfolio Reviews Award must attend to ensure the jury has seen your work.
*Please note that due to limited space, all submissions will go through a selection process to ensure that a high caliber of work is presented in this program.
Portfolio Reviews Award
Established in 2010, the award offers one artist a solo exhibition at the CONTACT Gallery, a $2500 credit at Toronto Image Works, and a professional 17 inch Epson printer from Vistek. Chosen by a jury of international professionals in the field of photography, this award recognizes outstanding work presented at the reviews. The program was created to support and advance the careers of talented emerging photographers.
2016 Reviewers include:
Director of Exhibition Management
Aperture Foundation, New York
Eye of Photography, Paris
The Globe and Mail, Toronto
The Photographer’s Gallery, London
Deputy Photo Editor
Guardian Weekend Magazine, London
Daylight Magazine, Hillsborough
Tim Hetherington Trust, Long Island City
Sternthal Publishing, Montreal
National Geographic, Washington