Photography’s ability to communicate instantly and wordlessly, and almost universally is invaluable: it is a means of participating in global exchange and also of examining a burgeoning global culture, its impact on the world, and our place in it. As globalization advances and commerce, commodities and ideas flow rapidly across…

Photography’s ability to communicate instantly and wordlessly, and almost universally is invaluable: it is a means of participating in global exchange and also of examining a burgeoning global culture, its impact on the world, and our place in it. As globalization advances and commerce, commodities and ideas flow rapidly across national boundaries, people increasingly interconnect to foster cultural commonality worldwide.

On the 10th anniversary of the CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival, we present Imaging a Global Culture: a succession of public installations, exhibitions and programs throughout Toronto in May that reflect these interconnections and their dramatic increase over the past decade. As the many extraordinary photographs in this year’s festival demonstrate, globalization has had positive effects on the state of world affairs – including, for example, a significant increase in artistic exchange, made possible by the Internet. Simultaneously, globalization has escalated the degradation of the environment and strengthened the impact of international superpowers, and these are also primary issues of concern in CONTACT 2006. From galleries to restaurants, street corners to subways, CONTACT’s sweeping presence throughout Toronto in May accentuates the impact of the global on the local. As Saara Liinamaa writes in this magazine, “the festival maps the dilemmas and promises of global culture through the city in which it takes place.”

We are very grateful for the continued support of Hewlett-Packard Canada, our premier sponsor and our partner in the presentation of public installations of photography by 12 international artists throughout the city. Sincere thanks also go to our official media sponsors – Fashion Television Channel, the Toronto Star and enRoute magazine – for their dedication to the festival and their support of our activities.

Our gratitude goes out to everyone involved in CONTACT 2006, including venues, funding agencies, corporate sponsors, advertisers, education and exhibition partners, CONTACT’s board of directors, staff and volunteers and, especially, all the artists and photographers whose vision helps us better understand our world.

—Bonnie Rubenstein, Festival Director and Editor
—Darcy Killeen, Executive Director

2006 Public Installation
Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek, Exactitudes, 25. Grannies - Rotterdam 1998
May 1–31,  2006

Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek
Exactitudes

2006 Public Installation
Olivo Barbieri, site specific LAS VEGAS 05, The Paris; 2005
May 1–31,  2006

Olivo Barbieri
site specific LAS VEGAS 05

2006 Juried Call
Photographer unknown, Wounded English aviator taken prisoner by German soldiers, 1914-1918, Gelatin Silver Print, 5x5 inches
May 7–27,  2006

The Black Star Collection at Ryerson University: Highlights

2006 Juried Call
Stan Douglas, Habana Hilton/ Habana Libre, Vedado, 2004, C-Print , OD 48 x 54”. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery,
April 19–June 26,  2006

Stan Douglas
Inconsolable Memories

2006 Juried Call
Toni Hafkenscheid, Roller coaster, Santa Monica, CA, 2004
April 27–May 27,  2006

Toni Hafkenscheid

2006 Juried Call
Howard Simkins, Barracks, Monterey, Ca., 2006
April 27–May 27,  2006

Howard Simkins

2006 Juried Call
A. Khoroshilova © Courtesy Corkin Shopland Gallery, Dmitrij, 2004, c-print mounted on aluminum, 40
May 11–June 25,  2006

Anastasia Khoroshilova
Sambo 70 / American Icons

2006 Juried Call
©John Oswald, detail from the chronophotic after Rembrandt
April 13–May 14,  2006

John Oswald
AFTER ALWAYS BEFORE

2006 Juried Call
Matei Glass, Untitled, from The Other in Palestine, 1997-2003, Inkjet print, 100 x 150 cm.
May 4–June 3,  2006

Matei Glass
Magnetic

2006 Juried Call
Danwen Xing, Urban Fiction Image 4 from the series, 2004-2005
May 6–June 10,  2006

Danwen Xing
Urban Fiction

2006 Juried Call
Sandy Nicholson, leaf and leaf insect, from the mimic series, 2006
May 5–June 25,  2006

Carte Blanche – Selected Photographers from the Book

2006 Juried Call
HP Gallery Interior view
April 28–May 31,  2006

Imaging a Global Culture

2006 Juried Call
David Barker Maltby, Teenage couple, Tent City, 2000, 8.5 x 12.5
April 13–May 11,  2006

David Barker Maltby
David Barker Maltby

2006 Juried Call
Chris Gergley, Rainbows, 2004, cibachrome, 10  x 12 inches
April 28–May 28,  2006

Chris Gergley
Prize Winning Photographs

2006 Juried Call
Peter MacCallum, The Broadmarsh Mine Crater on the Preserved Battlefield, 2005, silver print  14
May 3–27,  2006

Peter MacCallum
Vimy Ridge, 2005

2006 Juried Call
Wieslaw Michalak, Imagining Places, 2006, Chromogenic print, 30 x 40 in
May 17–June 17,  2006

Wieslaw Michalak
Imagining Places – The Destruction of Space

2006 Open Call
Ted Amsden, Last Through These Doors I Waltzed, Glicee print 18
April 30–May 28,  2006

Ted Amsden
Life In Ruins

2006 Open Call
Michael Phang, Untitled, 2006, 16 x 20
May 2–14,  2006

Michael Phang
Conjuring Cricket

2006 Open Call
Heidi Leverty, untitled, 2005, pigment print on photorag,  32
May 17–31,  2006

Heidi Leverty
Out of The Blue

2006 Open Call
nicolas vasiljevic, number12, 2002
May 2–14,  2006

Nicolas Vasiljevis
Nicolas Vasiljevis

2006 Open Call
tatiana sekulic, connected, 2001, pigment print on watercolour paper,  13 x19
May 3–31,  2006

Group Exhibition
VIRTUAL GLOBALIZATION

2006 Open Call
Tafline Tong, untitled, 2005, 4 x 6 inches
May 9–26,  2006

TDSB Secondary School CONTACT 2006 Photography Exhibition

2006 Open Call
Sam Chan, Dark Seed, 2005
May 17–31,  2006

Sam Chan
Streets of Cine

2006 Open Call
Patrick Klauss, Boatman, color print,  11 x14
May 1–31,  2006

Group Exhibition
Scenic Routes

2006 Open Call
Sophie Roberge, Egypt, 2006, Resin Coated Black & White Print, 8 x 10 inches
April 26–May 19,  2006

Get Outside

2006 Open Call
Parvaneh Radmard,
May 4–28,  2006

Pete Doherty, Parvaneh Radmard
Object of the Game; Gates to Knowledge

2006 Open Call
David McIver, Untitled, 2003, Digital print from C-41 negative, 19 x 13 inches
May 18–31,  2006

David McIver
Fading

2006 Open Call
Dan Falk, Prague After Dark: The Alley, C-Print from slide film, 18 x 12
May 1–31,  2006

Dan Falk
Prague After Dark

2006 Open Call
David Kaufman, Crystal Restaurant, Quebec City, 1985, Chromogenic print, 18.5 x 23
May 2–28,  2006

David Kaufman
The Disappearing City

2006 Open Call
Rick Vincil, Scarborough Bluffs Beach, view west
May 3–31,  2006

Rick Vincil
A Shape of Shoreline

2006 Open Call
Huy Lam/First Light, Paris 2005, Digital, 4x6
April 28–May 31,  2006

First Light: Humankind

2006 Open Call
Caley Taylor, Fishies, 2006, Photo Drawings,  10 x 13
May 8–31,  2006

Caley Taylor
Photo Drawings

2006 Open Call
james storie, fast car, 2004, giclee fragments,   36x48
May 1–31,  2006

James Storie
L7

2006 Open Call
May 6–July 30,  2006

Group Exhibition
Broken Ground: 19th & 20th Century Photographs from Canada

2006 Open Call
Glenn Novak and Burke Paterson, Two Objects, 2006, colour print, 16 x 24 inches
May 13–June 3,  2006

Glenn Novak, Burke Paterson
Still Film

2006 Open Call
Paddy Jane Gallagher, After Thought, 2006, Giclee print on canvas (14x11)
May 1–31,  2006

Paddy Jane Gallagher
The Original Hustler

2006 Open Call
George  S. Zimbel, Auto & Aqueduct, Seville 2001, 16x20
May 1–31,  2006

George Zimbel
Spain and Japan in the 21st century

2006 Open Call
Wenbing Liu, Impression, 16" X 20"
May 1–31,  2006

Wenbing Liu
East Meets West

2006 Open Call
Fabrice Strippoli//KlixPix//FirstLight, Camargue Horses, 11x14
May 2–August 31,  2006

Group Exhibition
KLIXPIX/FIRST LIGHT: The Greatest Shows Unearthed

2006 Open Call
May 6–June 24,  2006

Colin Kish
Documentary Photos of the Toronto Subway System

2006 Open Call
Nancy Friedland, Untitled, from the series APPROACH, c-print, 24
May 1–31,  2006

Nancy Friedland
APPROACH

2006 Open Call
Team Amyot, There is something about Mary Magdalene, 2006, Photo Print, 11x14
May 2–31,  2006

Ian Amyot, Heather Amyot
There’s Something About Mary Magdalene

2006 Open Call
Joseph Paget & Jaime Maddalena, Rachel & Emeka, 2005, 16 x 16
May 18–June 8,  2006

Joseph Paget, Jaime Maddalena
love my bike

2006 Open Call
George Whitesdie, Moving Metal Pots, 2002, 44x36
May 1–31,  2006

Wayne Parent, Anthea Baxter-Page, George Whiteside
Borders

2006 Open Call
David Reynolds, Eincounters (detail),1982, Vintage C Print, 24 pcs- 20“ X 16“, 9‘ x 12‘
May 4–21,  2006

David Reynolds
From Episodes to Eincounters

2006 Open Call
April 22–May 14,  2006

Vincenzo Pietropaolo
Not Paved With Gold: Italian-Canadian Immigrants in the 1970’s

2006 Open Call
May 1–September 3,  2006

Group Exhibition
BABES IN DEUITCHLAND: Photographic Self-Portraits by Women

2006 Open Call
May 18–September 1,  2006

TERRY MURRAY
FACES ON PLACES: Gargoyles, Grotesques and Architectural Ornament in Toronto.

2006 Open Call
Zalmaï’, from Return, Afghanistan (Shomali Plain, Parvan), 2001-2004, 25
March 16–May 12,  2006

Zalmaï
Return, Afghanistan

2006 Open Call
Michal Ronnen Safdie, untitled, IRIS print on Arches paper, 40 x 32 inches
May 5–27,  2006

Michal Ronnen SAFDIE
Canadian Premiere Exhibition

2006 Open Call
Ryan Foerster, Glenna picking apples, 2004, c print, 16 1/2  x 24
April 3–May 31,  2006

Group Exhibition
Self Absorption and Theatricality in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

2006 Open Call
Eamon Mac Mahon, Jonquiere, Quebec, 3' x 4'
May 1–31,  2006

Eamon MacMahon
The Last 20 Days

2006 Open Call
John Douglass Callow, Carriage 876, 2004, 20x20
May 5–June 1,  2006

Group Exhibition
APUG Phhotograpy Exhibition

2006 Open Call
Carlos Ferguson, Karlyn, 2005, 270 x 325
May 1–31,  2006

Susan Malatesta, Carlos Ferguson
One World Culture

2006 Open Call
Tammy Stone, Wire Series, Bangkok: #1, 2002, 35mm,  10 x 15
May 1–31,  2006

Group Exhibition
Down The Lane

2006 Open Call
Jonathan Forsythe, Nina in the woods, Berlin 2005, Digital C Print, 16 x 24 inches
May 1–June 30,  2006

Jonathan Forsythe
Liebe

2006 Open Call
Jason Hervey Photography, Cantaloupe, 2006
April 30–May 31,  2006

Jason Hervey
Cosmic Fruit

2006 Open Call
Sophie Bouy, #31, 2006, digital print,   8 x 6
May 1–31,  2006

Francesca Ilari, Sophie Bouy
‘C’ – Hundred Roman Numerals

2006 Open Call
May 17–28,  2006

Group Exhibition
Connections

2006 Open Call
Ruth Mittelholtz, Swimmer 4, 2005
May 17–28,  2006

SWIMMERS; WAVES

2006 Open Call
Oliver Lamm, Pears, 2003, 35mm,colour film
May 5–28,  2006

Oliver Lamm
Me and my Retina

2006 Open Call
May 4–June 3,  2006

Accumulations

2006 Open Call
Alice Dixon, Dos Sillas from Sillas en la Universidad de Sevilla, 2004., Giclee Print, 10.5 x 16 inches
May 20–June 3,  2006

Alice Dixon
Sillas en la Universidad de Sevilla /
Chairs in the University of Seville

2006 Open Call
Simeon Posen, Pamela Williams, Joachim Oepkes,
April 29–June 24,  2006

Simeon Posen, Pamela Williams, Joachim Oepkes
In Between

2006 Open Call
Ron van Dongen, Arisaema Anqustatum, 04/05, Archival Pigment Print, 24 x 20 inches
May 13–June 6,  2006

Ron van Dongen
Effusus

2006 Open Call
Barry Oretsky, Venus Rising, 2005, C Print, 30 x 40 inches
April 8–May 9,  2006

Barry Oretsky
Aspects

2006 Open Call
David Brown, Contact@SpeakEasy, 2004, Digital Photo, 6
May 4–30,  2006

SPEAKEASY Photography Exhibiton

2006 Open Call
Bill Young, Venice, Fading Memories - Campanile and Palace, 2005, Archival inkjet print, 9 x 12 inches
May 1–June 3,  2006

Bill Young
Venice, Fading Memories

2006 Open Call
Birdsong, 2006
June 23–July 9,  2006

Group Exhibition
Birdsong

2006 Open Call
Michael Krauss, Flower One. 2006, Photograpy, Mixed Media 12.5
July 11–23,  2006

Michael Krauss
ReGreen

2006 Open Call
Jordan Boyne, Spiral, 2006
May 1–31,  2006

Reduced. Reused…..Renewed

2006 Open Call
Ron Wood, Globalization at the Alter
May 8–27,  2006

Ron Wood
Globalization at the Alter

2006 Open Call
Lee Buchanan, amor vincit ominia : Paris, Black & White, rc paper, 10
May 1–31,  2006

Lee Buchanan
Love Conquers All Things

2006 Open Call
Michelle Yee, Tomiko, 2006
May 4–31,  2006

Michelle Yee
What Are You

2006 Open Call
Paul Till, Columns, Chicago, 2005, Silverprint, 45cmX45cm
May 4–June 3,  2006

Paul Till
North American Buildings, Gardens, and Statues

2006 Open Call
Stefania Aloise, Tear, 2005, 32X26
April 20–May 20,  2006

Stefania Aloise
Letters

2006 Open Call
Luca Salvatore Ciardullo, Untitled, 2005
May 4–18,  2006

Voices

2006 Open Call
Sami Siva, Symbols and celebrations, 2005
April 28–June 3,  2006

Sami Siva
Symbols and celebrations

2006 Open Call
Brian Anderson, Rock Pile, 2005, silver gelatin print ,  15  x 15
May 1–31,  2006

Marilyn Lightstone, Mark Furman, Brian Anderson
Disparate Perspectives

2006 Open Call
Unknown, Library and Archives Canada, C-077893
May 6–6,  2006

Black Star Collection, Library and Archives Canada
Outdoor Projection in The Junction

2006 Open Call
Left: Gestuelle (detail) 2006 Nicole Croiset, Right: Parfois je rêve (detail) 2002 Jocelyne Belcourt Salem
May 4–20,  2006

Jocelyne Belcourt Salem, Nicole Croiset
Culture intime

2006 Open Call
Bret Culp, Strength, 2001, Giclee print, 40
April 24–June 3,  2006

BRET CULP, JOSHUA HARROWER, JOHN LONG
LANDSCAPES REVEALED

2006 Open Call
Lucy Camputaro, Hetero? Homo?, Digital Photography, 8.75x7
April 29–May 27,  2006

Lucy Camputaro, Joseph Muscat, Michael Holland
Devouring the Earth

2006 Open Call
William Mokrynski, Dragon and Balloons, 2005, 22 x 22
May 11–June 3,  2006

William Mokrynski
Doggie Doggie, Buffalo Buffalo

2006 Open Call
Reg Foster, Lazy Lagoon, RCYC Toronto Island 1955, Black and White 8 x 10
May 2–August 27,  2006

Reginald Foster
Reg Foster’s Black and White Memories

2006 Open Call
Ronald Boaks, Still Life,Pomegranates on Green, 2005, Fujiflex on Dibond, 48
April 29–May 27,  2006

Ronald Boaks
Ronald Boaks Still Life Photographs

2006 Open Call
Anonymous, 2004, 8x10
May 1–31,  2006

Public Submission
Time In Space

2006 Open Call
Dan Falk, Comet Hale-Bopp, 1997, digital projection, 9 ft  x 7 ft
May 1–31,  2006

Dan Falk, Albert Saikaley, Terence Dickinson
Cosmic Visions

2006 Open Call
Allan Lissner, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2002
May 1–31,  2006

Allan Lissner
The Other Side

2006 Open Call
Arthur Tress, untitled, 2005, Silver Gelatin Print,  10.5
April 20–May 20,  2006

Arthur Tress
Wheels on Waves: California Skate Parks

2006 Open Call
Joshua Jensen-Nagle, Not Knowing, 1996, Pigment Print on Panel with Resin,  30
May 3–28,  2006

Joshua Jensen-Nagle
Unnatural History

2006 Open Call
Rannie Turingan, Bike and Fence, 2004, Custom Giclee Print 12 x12
April 29–June 6,  2006

Rannie Turingan
Toronto Squared

2006 Open Call
Various, 1995-2005, 11''x14''  prints in 16x20 frames
May 1–31,  2006

Group Exhibition
China Today

2006 Open Call
Dave Anderson, Breeze, 2004, 15X15
May 1–31,  2006

Dave Anderson
Rough Beauty

2006 Open Call
Dawit Petros,
May 4–June 10,  2006

Dawit Petros
Remix

2006 Open Call
John Drajewicz, Charles Fort, 2005, Giclée print, 16x24
May 3–June 4,  2006

Sheila Jonah, John Drajewicz
Artifacts & Evidence

2006 Open Call
Thomas Barrow, Masked Don D. & Melissa in T-Town, 1969, Gelatin silver print 13.0 x 34.2 cm.
April 12–May 13,  2006

A Visual Legacy : Selected Books and Photographs from the Donald Dickinson Gift

2006 Open Call
Carl Chiarenza, Peace Warrior 66, 2003
May 5–31,  2006

Carl Chiarenza
Carl Chiarenza: Work from New Books: Peace Warriors (2003) and Solitudes (2004)

2006 Open Call
Maggie McAdorey, To Continue Is The Power - Thailand, 2005, Limited Edition Digital Photograph, 16 x 16 Lambda C-Print
May 1–31,  2006

Lisa Santonato, Maggie McAdorey
Greetings from Thailand 2005

2006 Open Call
Tasha M G Hakeem, Innocence Within the Favela, 2005, Photographic Print, 20x30
April 27–May 31,  2006

Tasha M G Hakeem
Value Revealed

2006 Open Call
Stephanie Beaudoin, Out To Dry, 2005
May 1–June 30,  2006

Stephanie Beaudoin
A Springtime Ghost Town

2006 Open Call
Natalie Schonfeld Howard, Louie with onions, 2005, Archival fibre based print, 16 x 20
April 29–May 28,  2006

Natalie Schonfeld Howard, Shozo Ushiroguchi, Viktor Mitic
Habitats

2006 Open Call
Moe Laverty, Caleta, 2004, C-print, 8x10
May 3–25,  2006

Moe Laverty
Welcome Home

2006 Open Call
Paul Snowdon, Boys Walking in Saigon, 2003, B&W digital print,  11 x 14
May 1–31,  2006

Paul Snowdon
Same Same, But Different!

2006 Open Call
grs photo, Muffin Lady 2005
May 9–14,  2006

Glenn Specht
The Pin-up, Inspired by the Glamour masters

2006 Open Call
Kevin McBride, Under Bathurst, 2005, Colour Photograph,  5 x5
May 2–June 1,  2006

Group Exhibition
The Twin Lens Reflex

2006 Open Call
Tom Lackey, Tip Top, 1995, Ink jet, 17x26
May 1–31,  2006

Linda Hossie, Tom Lackey
Glance

2006 Open Call
Patrick Klauss, Bodhnath Stupa, Nepal
May 1–31,  2006

Patrick Klauss
Tibet in Nepal

2006 Open Call
John Hryniuk, Marlboro Monks - Phnom Phen Cambodia 2005, 24  x 24
May 1–31,  2006

Thomas Dziedzic, John Hryniuk
Global Horizon

2006 Open Call
Stephen Forsyth, Untitled #21, 2006, Chromogenic print, 12 x 16
May 1–31,  2006

Stephen Forsyth
Stephen Forsyth – Accordion Motion

2006 Open Call
Viktor Mitic, FUNNY FACE, 2005, Fiber print, 8x10
May 1–31,  2006

viktor Mitic, Shozo Ushiroguchi
Surfeits of Space

2006 Open Call
OLIVO BARBIERI, The Venetian, 2005, 120 cm x 170 cm
May 1–June 14,  2006

site specific_LAS VEGAS 05

2006 Open Call
Clayton Camargo Junior, Seven Falls (Golden Section), 2003, Lambda Print 35” x 35
May 3–14,  2006

Terra Brasilis

2006 Open Call
Alicia Coutts & Stu Sakay, OCAD Photo Thesis 2006, not available
May 17–28,  2006

Group Exhibition
F-Stop and Check it Out

2006 Open Call
Michelle Lynn Johnson, Universal Faith, Digital Collage, 20x60
May 1–27,  2006

Michelle Lynn Johnson
Collective Unconscious

2006 lecture
Stan Douglas, Carlos J. Finlay Scientific Centre/Ministry of Public Health, Vedado, 2004

PHILIP MONK ON STAN DOUGLAS: INCONSOLABLE MEMORIES

2006 Launch
Marco Bohr, Goldsmith Apprentice, Roppongi Hills 2003, from the Uniform series

CONTACT FESTIVAL LAUNCH

2006 screening
SATYAJIT RAY:NEGATIVES,

CITY OF PHOTOS & SATYAJIT RAY: NEGATIVES

2006 screening
Eric Klemm, Metamorphosis, 2004

ERIC KLEMM: METAMORPHOSIS & PIERRE FATUMBI VERGER, MESSENGER BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

2006 screening
© Martin Parr, Magnum Photos,

MARTIN PARR, ARLES 2004 & THINK OF ENGLAND

2006 screening
Helmut Newton,

DARKROOM & HELMUT NEWTON: MY LIFE

2006 screening
Carol Jerrems - Girl In A Mirror,

OTHERLAND & FROM RUINS TO LIGHT & GIRL IN A MIRROR

2006 screening
 Worst Possible Illusion,

F FOR FONTCUBERTA & WORST POSSIBLE ILLUSION: THE CURIOSITY CABINET OF VIC MUNIZ

2006 Workshop

Chris Boot
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS: THE PUBLISHER’S DECISIONS

2006 Workshop

April Hickox
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT PART 1

2006 Workshop

April Hickox
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT PART 2

2006 Workshop

Barbara Gilbert
GRANT WRITING