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CONTACT showcases and celebrates the photographic image, appealing to a diverse audience of professional photographers, art enthusiasts and amateur shooters. We create outreach opportunities for our sponsors through events and educational activities such as lectures, tours and workshops. As Canada’s premiere event celebrating the photographic image, the Festival can align your company with our premium brands, introduce and associate the brand with our growing audience, leverage our major media partners and associate your company with our high-profile programming and artists. Last year's audience was over 1 million visitors and the Festival received over 500 million media impressions – we want you to be a part of this.

Please contact us for more information about our sponsorship opportunities.
Darcy Killeen

Executive Director

Scotiabank Message

Welcome to the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

This year, we are marking a number of significant Canadian milestones, including the 150th anniversary of Confederation and Scotiabank’s 185th anniversary.

Throughout our history, Scotiabank employees have aspired to make a positive difference in the communities in which we live and work. One of the ways we have chosen to do that is through the arts, because we believe the arts enrich our lives and our communities in meaningful ways.

We’re pleased to once again sponsor the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The Festival provides exposure for more than 1,500 talented artists, and helps to advance creativity and innovation in photography. This year, Scotiabank is delighted to showcase the work of Suzy Lake, winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Photography Award, through an exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre. The Award is the largest and most prestigious of its kind here in Canada.

At Scotiabank, we believe that the arts expose us to new ideas, and help to make Canada a better country. That’s why we’re proud to celebrate artistic achievement through the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the Scotiabank Photography Award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and also by serving as a Founding Partner of the Canadian Photography Institute with the National Gallery of Canada.

We hope you enjoy viewing the works of some of the world’s most gifted photographers.

Brian J. Porter
President and CEO

For more information on the Scotiabank Photography Award visit


Robin Anthony
John Bankes
Jim and Dina Bantis
Cindy and Shon Barnett
Stephen Bulger
Edward Burtynsky
Zita Cobb
Tami and George Cope
Sarah Dinnick and Colin Webster
Phil and Sherry Evershed
Emmanuelle Gattuso
Marcy Gerstein
Richard Griffiths
Robert Harding
Erin Iles
Anne and Kevin Kaye
The Kingsway Foundation
Olga Korper
James Lahey
Paul Lalonde
Andric Ljubodrag
Nancy and Richard Hamm
Mike Harris
Elizabeth Levitt and Adam Herst
Chris McCain
Jim and Sylvia McGovern
Nicholas Metivier
Tom and Sarah Milroy
Gordon and Janet Nixon
Kevin and Linda O’Leary
Jennifer and Lou Pagnutti
Polar Securities Inc.
Penny Rubinoff
Natalka and Todd Sharman
Marvin and Dara Singer
Louri Stepanov and Ekaterina Belilovsky
The Stonefields Foundation
Maia Sutnik
Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Family Charitable Foundation
Eric Tripp and Maria Smith
WCPD Foundation
The Webster Foundation
Morden Yolles


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