Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Sandy Nicholson, leaf and leaf insect, from the mimic series, 2006
Sandy Nicholson, leaf and leaf insect, from the mimic series, 2006
2006 Featured Exhibition

Carte Blanche - Selected Photographers from the Book

May 5–June 25, 2006
Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St W

Drawing from the more than 200 photographers
featured in
Carte Blanche, a groundbreaking book on Canada’s
best photographers
as selected by a jury of renowned arts
professionals,
this exhibition shows how Canadian
photographers experience
cultures around the world – and how they work
within their
own. From photojournalism in the bleakness of Haiti
(Roger
Lemoyne), the severity of the Ukraine (Donald
Weber) and the
toughness of Canada’s own Uranium City (Eamon
MacMahon)
to the gentler minutiae of daily living (Alain
Paiement), musings
on concepts of perception and memory (Jakub
Dolejs)
and observations on the way we treat our urban
environment
(Isabelle Hayeur), these photographers show
global culture
through comparisons and contrasts, by travelling
and staying
home, by constructing and documenting alike.
Overall,
this show encourages viewers to perceive edges
and perforations
of Canadian photography within an image-heavy
global
culture.

Curated by Catherine Dean & MaryAnn Camilleri

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.