We open the 9th annual Toronto photography festival with a question that has been debated since the creation of the lens and continues to perplex us as technology expands the possibilities of image making. Photography’s relationship to reality is continually transformed as we stage, fabricate and replicate scenes which, on…

We open the 9th annual Toronto photography festival with a question that has been debated since the creation of the lens and continues to perplex us as technology expands the possibilities of image making. Photography’s relationship to reality is continually transformed as we stage, fabricate and replicate scenes which, on first glance, appear to be taken straight from reality – but are they truthful representations? CONTACT 2005 explores this question through exhibitions, films, events and installations highlighting the relationship between vision and knowledge. With over 400 Canadian and international artists exhibiting at more than 170 venues, CONTACT challenges the ability of photographs to reflect the truth and the ingenuity of our audience to interpret them.

As the distinction between photojournalism and art blurs, the emotional power of the photograph continues to expand. Stripped of the captions traditionally used to guide the viewer, public installations of photography on the street and in the subway animate city spaces in thought-provoking ways. The festival’s 21 feature exhibitions, selected by a jury from an open call, reflect the strength and diversity of photography in this year’s festival. Essays by prominent writers, illustrated with compelling pictures, eloquently articulate the questions underlying our theme. Our international film programme, “presenting truth at 24 frames per second,” follows photojournalists risking their lives to expose injustice, explores obsessions with photography and examines the world of celebrities, style and fashion.

We are very grateful for the support of Hewlett-Packard Canada, our premier sponsor and true partner in the presentation of exceptional photographs throughout the city. We are proud to offer limited edition prints for sale in support of festival programming – you’ll find details on our website. Our sincere thanks also to Fashion Television Channel, our exclusive broadcast sponsor and First Light Associated Photographers for their dedication and support.

Special thanks to everyone involved in CONTACT: the artists and photographers, filmmakers, writers, venues, education partners, funding organizations, supporters and advertisers, and the CONTACT board of directors, staff and volunteers. All have sustained our endeavour – questioning truth in photography – and now lead us in our search for the answer.

—Bonnie Rubenstein, Festival Director

2005 Public Installation
AES&F group, Suspects: Seven Sinners, and Seven Righteous (detail - Suspect 2)
May 1 – 31,  2005

AES+F group
Suspects: Seven Sinners and Seven Righteous

2005 Juried Call
Douglas Clark, Chongqing Balloons [China], 1989 from Travel
AGO
March 5 – May 15,  2005

Douglas Clark
Sweet Immortality

2005 Juried Call
Don Newlands, Life in Canada's North
May 3 – 31,  2005

Don Newlands 1960’s Canada: A Nostalgic Glimpse

2005 Juried Call
Robert Burley, Kiever Synagogue, View from the southwest, 2004, Inkjet print 44.5cm x 107cm
February 3 – May 21,  2005

Robert Burley
Instruments of Faith: Toronto’s First Synagogues

2005 Juried Call
KIT, MIssing Mass, 2003, Digital print mounted on aluminum, 30.5 x 30.5 cm.
May 5 – June 4,  2005

KIT, Rachel Kalpana James
I Know You Louise Booth & Missing Mass

2005 Juried Call
David McMillan, Chernobyl Pairs, Gym and Tree 1996 & 2003
May 7 – June 4,  2005

Hiromi Tsuchida, David McMillan, Edward Burtynsky
Disaster Topographics

2005 Juried Call
Michael Awad, 5th Avenue, New York City. 1996
May 4 – September 1,  2005

Michael Awad- Toronto, Petra Karadimas - Berlin
Urban Photographs

2005 Juried Call
Scott Conarroe, Average Pictures, 2004
March 24 – May 15,  2005

Scott Conarroe
Average Pictures

2005 Juried Call
 © Ruth Kaplan, Mineral Pool, Big Sur, California 1992
April 6 – May 14,  2005

Ryerson University
People in Place: Environmental Portraits from the Mira Godard Study Centre

2005 Juried Call
Jurgen Schadeberg, Making Up (Priscilla Mtimkulu), 1954, silver gelatin print, 16  x 16 inches
May 1 – 29,  2005

Jurgen Schadeberg
Wedge Presents Jurgen Schadeberg: The Black and White Fifties in South Africa

2005 Juried Call
Lori Newdick, Felonious # 5, 2000
May 1 – 31,  2005

Chad Gerth, Lori Newdick
CORKIN SHOPLAND GALLERY PRESENTS

2005 Open Call
ReBecca Miller, Alcheminement, 2004, Polaroid Transfer Multiple
May 17 – 31,  2005

Dan Mellamphy, Nandita Biswas-Mellamphy, ReBecca Miller
Alcheminement: How One Becomes What One Is

2005 Open Call
Lola Reid Allin, Hardbodies, 2004, digital, 68 x 83 cm
April 29 – May 31,  2005

Lola Reid Allin
WHERE IN THE WORLD…?

2005 Open Call
Dr. Marc Garneau - Astronaut / CEO, Canadian Space Agency ©2004, Silver Fibre, 24x20 inches
May 9 – 27,  2005

V. Tony Hauser
The Power of Passion

2005 Open Call
Michael Willaim Paul, Don't Steal My Copyright Biatch
May 9 – 23,  2005

Michael William Paul, Joanna Ferraro
A Testament of Freudian Slips

2005 Open Call
Tomasz Gudzowaty,
May 5 – 26,  2005

Thomasz Gudzowaty
SHAOLIN TEMPLE

2005 Open Call
Shozo Ushiroguchi, Madrid, 2002, gelatin silver print, 11x14
May 1 – 31,  2005

Viktor Mitic, Shozo Ushiroguchi, Kiatlim Chew
Archiving Change

2005 Open Call
Rafaela Kalenic, untitled, 2004, black and white photograph, 8 x 10
April 27 – May 19,  2005

Inner City Visions
Re-Capture

2005 Open Call
Chris Routley, Red Window, 2004
April 28 – June 5,  2005

5 SKIES 4 MONOCHROMES, LANEWAY SERIES, HUMAN REMAINS

2005 Open Call
Tobi Asmoucha, ,  25.5  x 25.5 cm
May 3 – June 5,  2005

Tobi Asmoucha
Road Signs

2005 Open Call
Peter Juranka, Crushed Coke Can, 2003,  8 x 14 in
May 1 – 29,  2005

Peter Juranka
Urban Abstracts

2005 Open Call
Claudia Seabra, Lily, 2000,  Emulsion Transfer, 8 x 10 inches
May 1 – 31,  2005

claudia seabra
The Study Of Blooms

2005 Open Call
Pamela Waddle, Instance without Name, 2003, Digital Print, 5  x 8 inches
May 7 – June 7,  2005

Pamela Waddle
The Children of Border Street

2005 Open Call
James Storie, 42nd & Bryant Park, 2004,  giclee assemblage, 48 x 36 inches
May 1 – 31,  2005

james storie – build up

2005 Open Call
Marc Binkley, Father & Son, 2004,  Giclee, 11 x 14 inches
May 5 – June 3,  2005

Marc Binkley
Valeu. Beautiful Brazil!

2005 Open Call
Johnnie Eisen, Nicole, 1996-2004
May 1 – 31,  2005

Johnnie Eisen
Johnnie Eisen

2005 Open Call
Huy Lam/First Light, Woman in Havana, Cuba
May 3 – 31,  2005

First Truth: First Light Photographers Variations:Miki Toma

2005 Open Call
Todd Buttenham, The Mechanics of Affection, 2005, Inkjet on vellum, 21' x 11'
May 7 – 29,  2005

Todd Buttenham
The Mechanics Of Affection

2005 Open Call
Margie Mastragelo, 2005
May 7 – 31,  2005

Virginia Mastrangelo, Margie Mastrangelo
The Trilogy of Truth

2005 Open Call
Carol Camper, Corporeality, 2004, gelatin silver print, 12
May 1 – 31,  2005

Corporealism: The Belief in the Sexual Body as a Site of Liberation

2005 Open Call
May 1 – 31,  2005

Volker Seding, Geoffrey James
Geoffrey James and Volker Seding

2005 Open Call
April 28 – August 21,  2005

Group Exhibition
Fabulous Photographic Fakes: Truth/ Falsehood

2005 Open Call
Dan Bergeron, No. 53, 2004, 20 x 20 inches
May 1 – June 12,  2005

Dan Bergeron
PEDESTRIAN

2005 Open Call
Bernard Tigno, KAI #19, 2004, Inkjet Paper, 8.5x11
May 1 – 31,  2005

Bernard Tigno
Keep Arm In

2005 Open Call
Anne Fairlie, Last Chore of the Day 1999, 8 x10 inches
May 1 – June 5,  2005

Anne Fairlie, Kate Breithaupt
Moments in Time

2005 Open Call
P ELAINE SHARPE, SUITE 202.04, 2004, video still
May 1 – 31,  2005

P. Elaine Sharpe
Love Sexy at the Drake

2005 Open Call
Philip Barbosa, inversion 1, 20x20
May 7 – 31,  2005

Philip Barbosa
Ascension: Ritualistic Acts of Pain and Salvation

2005 Open Call
Michael Gilman, Pinhole Tourist, 2005, Pinhole camera shot with  Kodak ISO 400VC 120 neg., 15  x 15 inches
May 1 – June 30,  2005

Group Exhibition
Queen Street Framed

2005 Open Call
May 2 – 27,  2005

PhotoSensitive Members
Beyond PhotoSensitive II

2005 Open Call
Dale Reid, Conflict, 2005,  C-print, 8 x 14 inches
May 5 – 29,  2005

Dale Reid
Interpretations

2005 Open Call
Tobi Asmoucha, ,  epson archival print,   25.5 x  25.5 cm
May 11 – 22,  2005

Group Exhibition
Consequences

2005 Open Call
Marshall Sokoloff, Untitled, 2004,  Giclee print, 19  x 25 inches
May 3 – 14,  2005

Marshall Sokoloff
Sugar

2005 Open Call
Titka Seddighi, The Louvre-Stairs, 2003,  Ink jet print (Giclee), 20  x 16 inches
May 17 – 28,  2005

Titka Seddighi, Sam Javanrouh
PAR <-> YYZ

2005 Open Call
Greg Hennessy, Help Us, 2003,  35mm photograph, 18  x 24 inches
May 1 – 31,  2005

Greg Hennessy
Greg Hennessy – Modis Operandi

2005 Open Call
Greg Stott, Victoria's Orchid, 2004, Digital Photography &amp; Illustration, 19  x 13 inches
May 4 – 16,  2005

Greg Stott
Flora McSpring

2005 Open Call
April 30 – June 25,  2005

Dominique Cruchet
ERRANCE … off the path

2005 Open Call
Kelly Fischtein, , Digital Print, 30x40
May 7 – June 1,  2005

OCAD Photography Thesis
Merge

2005 Open Call
ALX, Live On Stage, 2003,  ,  20  x  26 cm
May 1 – 31,  2005

Alex Vonbun
LIVE ON STAGE: 12 Years of Hip-Hop with R.E.M.G.

2005 Open Call
Stuart Vickers, Another View, Matte Print 13
May 1 – 31,  2005

Stuart Vickers
Underground

2005 Open Call
Simon Bell, pears #0560, d-print, 16 x20 inches
May 1 – 31,  2005

Simon Bell
EAT ME: Fruits & Veggies at The Bun

2005 Open Call
Bill Weedmark, , carbon pigment inkjet print,  40 x 50 cm
May 1 – 31,  2005

Bill Weedmark
The Tater Series: Investigating the Ostensible

2005 Open Call
Michael Clark &amp; Sara Herron, 2005
May 1 – 31,  2005

Group Exhibition
Fence

2005 Open Call
Deborah Cox, Bonfire Poppy, 2003, Colour Photographic Print, 6x9
May 1 – 31,  2005

Deborah Cox
Artefact Garden

2005 Open Call
Winston Lau, Young Boy (detail), 2004, Photography
May 1 – 31,  2005

Group Exhibition
Emerging Visions

2005 Open Call
Coyle, Steel Works, Ontario, 2003, Silver Gelatin, 5x5
May 1 – 31,  2005

Coyle
The Narrow Landscape

2005 Open Call
Natalie Greggain, Teenage, 2005, Gelatin Silver Print, 9  x 7 inches
May 5 – 10,  2005

Group Exhibition
IDENTITY: Capturing a Vision, Finding a Voice

2005 Open Call
Eric Farache, Wasaga #9, 2005,  44x52  cm
May 1 – 31,  2005

Eric Farache
Shadows of Doubt

2005 Open Call
David Trattles, 2004, Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador
May 7 – 7,  2005

Group Exhibition
Outdoor Projection in The Junction

2005 Open Call
May 1 – June 16,  2005

Kathi Morton
Truth and Memory

2005 Open Call
April 30 – May 14,  2005

Marilyn Westlake
Cupboards and Other Intimate Spaces

2005
E. Cohen, Untitled 11, 2002, 6.653 x 7.083
May 12 – June 26,  2005

Group Exhibition
NXT.Message

2005 Open Call
Nicole Croiset, Joseph Muscat, Paul Walty, Apparition/Disparition, Photomontage
April 30 – May 28,  2005

BRAVO-sud Group Exhibition
Appearance/Disappearance

2005 Open Call
Ronda Parkes, Mandy Barber,
May 1 – 31,  2005

Ronda Parkes, Mandy Barber
Sleeper

2005 Open Call
Tom Baril, Bridal Veil Falls, 2001,  Toned Silver Print, 34  x 26 inches
May 5 – June 1,  2005

Mabel Oddessey, Ilan Wolff, Tom Baril
Pinhole Incubator

2005 Open Call
Daniel Ehrenworth, Untitled - from the series Holocaust Dream, 2002, Giclee print, 64 x 89 cm
April 21 – May 28,  2005

Daniel Ehrenworth: Holocaust Dream

2005 Open Call
Graham Seaton, Forsaken, Gelatine Silver, 24x22.5
May 1 – 31,  2005

Fallen

2005 Open Call
Barbara Allan, The Wishing Tree 2003, 16x20
April 15 – May 27,  2005

Barbara Allan
Painted Lens

2005 Open Call
April 30 – August 29,  2005

Etobicoke Camera Club

2005 Open Call
K. de Paula, G. Ganeshan, L. Lyons, H-S I. Youn,
April 20 – May 21,  2005

Group Exhibition
Ritualized Identity

2005 Open Call
Jeremy Taylor, 1966, Silver gelatin print, 14  x 18 inches
May 4 – 29,  2005

Jeremy Taylor
Suzanne: The Original Portfolio

2005 Open Call
Corey Bowes, first light, 36
May 5 – 31,  2005

Vision Quest

2005 Open Call
Peter Adamson, At Abandoned Airforce Base-Picton, 2004, durasuper print e-surface, 20x24in
May 1 – 31,  2005

Peter Adamson
Landscapes and Metaphors

2005 Open Call
Elizabeth Stevens, , Photographic digital print, 11x17
May 1 – 31,  2005

Pura Vida: Impressions of Costa Rica…

2005 Open Call
Neil Folberg, Sagittarius, 2000,  Gelatin Silver Print Toned, 50  x 40 cm
May 1 – June 15,  2005

Neil Folberg: Celestial Nights

2005 Open Call
Thomas Barrow (courtesy George Eastman House), Lou's View, from the series Cancellations, 1974,  toned gelatin silver print, 23.4  x 34.3 cm
May 5 – June 11,  2005

Group Exhibition
Damage Done

2005 Open Call
Elizabeth Sullivan, Untitled (Great Grand 3)
May 7 – 28,  2005

Group Exhibition
Illuminations

2005 Open Call
Karen Moe, Besos, 2004, 16 x 20
May 5 – 31,  2005

Joe Rosenblatt, Karen Moe
Perros: Dogs of Central Havana

2005 Open Call
John Drajewicz, , Giclée ,  88  x 58  cm
May 1 – 31,  2005

John Drajewicz, Sheila Jonah
Ephemeral Permanence

2005 Open Call
May 1 – 20,  2005

Projected Histories: Saints

2005 Open Call
Maayan Kasimov, From the series Companions, ambrotype 10x8 inches
May 18 – June 4,  2005

Maayan Kasimov, Rob Norton
Contemporary Ambrotypes

2005 Open Call
Christine Mika, Bundi Market, 2004, digital photograph (9x12 inches)
April 30 – May 28,  2005

Christine mika
Rajasthan Through A Window

2005 Open Call
May 26 – 29,  2005

Light Source presents the

2005 Open Call
Viktor Mitic, Street Composition 1, 2004,  gelatin silver print, 11  x 14 inches
May 1 – 31,  2005

Renzo Cattoni, Viktor Mitic, Shozo Ushiroguchi
RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS

2005 Open Call
Jorge Chaves, Boat on Lake Titikaka, 2003, 22.85 cm x 33 cm
May 5 – July 31,  2005

Jorge Chaves
Images of Peru and Saudades de Portugal

2005 Open Call
Frank Rodick, Homo Sapien no. 1, 2004, 45.7 x 50.8  cm
May 5 – 29,  2005

Frank Rodick
The Celestial Abattoir

2005 Open Call
Greco Bane, Black Hand, 2002, 11 x 14 inches
May 7 – October 30,  2005

Greco Bane
Devolution

2005 Open Call
Veronica Bailey, Sex and The Office, 2003, Durst Lambda print ,  87.5 x 63  cm
April 28 – June 4,  2005

Veronica Bailey
2 Willow Road

2005 Open Call
Maria Brenda Yeung, Bubbles No.1, 2004,  Color Photo,   30x40 in
May 3 – 31,  2005

Maria Brenda yeung
Water Illusions

2005 Open Call
Michael Magill, Tuscany, 1999, 16x20
May 2 – June 4,  2005

Michael Magill
Italy 1997 – 2000

2005 Open Call
Jackie Garrow, Sacred Valley, Peru, 2004
May 5 – June 2,  2005

Jackie Garrow
Global f-stops

2005 Open Call
Stathis Vlahos, Untitled, 2005,  cotton paper,   24x 36 in
May 15 – June 5,  2005

Stathis Vlahos
Shades of Gray

2005 Open Call
Sara Angelucci, Mom's Photo, 2004, chromeogenic print,   10x10  inches
May 7 – 28,  2005

Sara Angelucci
Everything in My Father’s Wallet/in My Wallet

2005 lecture
David Byrne, Temperance, from the Series, The New Sins

David Byrne
David Byrne – Evil Art and Good Advertising

2005 lecture
Joel Meyerowitz, An Autumn Afternoon, October 2, 2001.

Joel Meyerowitz

2005 lecture
©James Mollison, courtesy of Chris Boot, James from James and the Other Apes, 2001

James Mollison

2005 screening
Rineke Dijkstra, Odessa, Ukraine, 1993

SATURDAY SCREENINGS AT CAMERA

2005 screening
Ernest Cole, Miners'  Physical Check, late 50's

Ernest Cole & Hansel Mieth

2005 screening
Bresson with his photo THE BERLIN WALL, 1962

Henri Cartier-Bresson – The Impassioned Eye

2005 screening
Dan Eldon,

Dying to Tell the Story & War Photographers

2005 screening
Other People's Pictures,, Beach Thing, from the collection of Ken Brown

Other People’s Pictures & The Lomo Camera

2005 Workshop

Portfolio Development Part II

2005 Workshop

Grant Writing (Section A)

2005 Workshop

Portfolio Development Part I (Section B)

2005 Workshop

Grant Writing (Section B)