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

Curators and directors, publishers and photo editors are brought together during CONTACT to review work by emerging artists and photographers with a range of practices from photojournalism and documentary to narrative and photo-based art.  This year the program will explore the photobook with a focus on the publishing industry and self publishing as well as editing and design. In addition to two days of reviews, there will be a number of related events including lectures, workshops, book signings and a performance!  

This is an important event for those with projects at advances stages of development who are seeking opportunities and connections nationally or internationally—as well as looking for guidance on conceptual approaches or project development advice. Please note that due to limited space, all submissions will go through a juried process to ensure a high caliber of work is presented in this program.

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Related Events

A performance by Jimmy Limit with Self Publish, Be Happy

The Photobook Lecture with Dewi Lewis, Maarten Schilt and Hannamari Shakya.

Bookmaking workshops with Alejandro Cartagena.

2015 Reviewers include: 

Bruno Ceschel Founder, Self Publish, Be Happy, London 

Sophie Hackett Associate Curator, Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Joanne Junga Yang Director, Y&G Art, Seoul

Sara Knelman Independent curator, writer and lecturer, Toronto

Olivier Laurent Editor, TIME LightBox

Dewi Lewis & Caroline Warhurst Founder, Dewi Lewis Publishing, London

Moritz Neumüller Festival Curator, PhotoIreland, Dublin

Susana Reisman & Claire Sykes Directors, Circuit Gallery, Toronto

Bonnie Rubenstein Artistic Director, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto

Maarten Schilt Founder, Schilt Publishing & Schilt Publishing Gallery, Amsterdam

Hannamari Shakya Editor in Chief, Raw View Magazine, Helsinki

Portfolio Reviews Exhibition Award

Established in 2010, the Exhibition Award offers one artist a solo exhibition presented at the CONTACT Gallery, a $2500 credit at Toronto Image Works and a professional 17 inch Epson printer, valued at over a $1000, from Vistek. 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. 

Past Reviewers 

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 Boston; 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.