Photography’s ability to document
issues that transcend boundaries is central
to an understanding of the forces
that shape globalization and define
our place within a worldwide culture.
Five international experts in the field
will each present photography and
curatorial projects from their region.
Claude Baillargeon, Art Historian
and Independent Curator, Rochester
and Toronto, is curator of the
exhibition Imaging a Shattering
Earth at MOCCA.
Michel Mallard, Creative
Curator and Photographer, Michel
Mallard Studio, Paris, France. Mallard
has taken command of numerous
international magazines and books on
photography and is currently working
on the Festival International de Mode et
De Photographie, Hyères, France.
Wim Melis, Curator, Noorderlicht
Photography Festival, Groningen, the
Netherlands. Melis is responsible for
many major international exhibitions of
photography and their accompanying
books, including Global Detail (2003),
which inspired CONTACT’s 2006 theme.
Alasdair Foster, Director, Australian
Centre for Photography, Sydney,
Australia. Foster has a broad eclectic
background in photography,
physics, film, curation, history and
writing, and is active in cultural
Celina Lunsford, Director, Fotografie
Forum international, Germany. Over
the last 11 years Lunsford has curated
and organized over 150 exhibitions
for the ffi and other institutions,
and written for many books and
publications on photography.