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.

Review Days
Sunday May 8 & Monday May 9, 2016
10am – 5pm 
$200 for 4 reviews

*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 Exhibition Award

Established in 2010, the Exhibition 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 Portfolio Reviews. The program was created to support and advance the careers of talented emerging photographers. 

Past Reviewers Include:

Els Barents, Huis Marseille;
 Alexa Becker, Kehrer Verlag Publishers;
 Mauro Bedoni, COLORS; Melissa Bennett, Art Gallery of Hamilton;
 Lise Beaudry, Gallery 44;
 Chris Boot, Aperture; Stephen Bulger, Stephen Bulger Gallery;
 Laurence Butet-Roch, Polka; MaryAnn Camilleri, Magenta Foundation;
 Bruno Ceschel, Self Publish Be Happy;  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, 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; Sara Knelman Independent Curator; Olivier Laurent TIME LightBox; Dewi Lewis, Dewi Lewis Publishing; Natalie Matutschovsky, Time Magazine; Karen McQuaid, The Photographer's Gallery; Brian Morgan, Walrus Magazine; Moritz Neumüller, PhotoIreland; Cheryl Newman, The Telegraph Magazine;  Alison Devine Nordstrom, George Eastman House; Robert Pledge, Contact Press Images; Susana Reisman & Claire Sykes, Circuit Gallery; Arianna Rinaldo, OjodePez Magazine;
 Brett Rogers, The Photographers’ Gallery; Maarten Schilt, Schilt Publishing; Kim Simon, Gallery TPW;
 Hannamari Shakya, Raw View Magazine; Poppy Shibamoto, Monocle Magazine; Jonathan Shaughnessy, National Gallery of Canada; Urs Stahel, Fotomuseum Winterthur; 
Maia-Mari Sutnik, Art Gallery of Ontario;
 Stefano Stoll, Images Festival; 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; Joanne Junga Yang, Y&G Art.