Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

2009: Still Revolution

In response to last year’s festival, the Globe and Mail called photography “an art form undergoing a revolution.” While we are definitely in the midst of conceptual and technological advancement, this isn’t exactly right—photography has been revolutionary since its invention, and it is still revolutionary today. In this year’s festival we explore the current state of the image revolution. We also look back to the foundations of photography to investigate their contemporary impact. Our exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and 32 feature exhibitions focuse on conflict, history, revolution and change. Public installations transform urban spaces and embed photography into the social networks of the city. We’re proud to present the work of over 1,000 artists in the festival this year.

We are very grateful for the continued support of Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co., our premiere sponsor and Scotiabank for its support of our exhibition at MOCCA and the Scotiabank Scholarship. Sincere thanks to Toronto Tourism and our new partner, BlackBerry.

Our appreciation goes out to everyone involved in CONTACT 2009 including exhibition venues, education and exhibition partners, our funders, sponsors and advertisers, CONTACT’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers and especially the participating artists and photographers.

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2009 Public Installation
  Harbourfront Centre
2009 Public Installation
  Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, courtyard
2009 Public Installation
  Queen West area & Ace Lane
2009 Public Installation
  Royal Ontario Museum
2009 Public Installation
  Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1
2009 Public Installation
  TTC Subway Stations with Screens
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Angell Gallery
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Art Gallery of Ontario - Young Gallery
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Birch Libralato
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Birch Libralato
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Blackwood Gallery
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Brookfield Place
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Christopher Cutts Gallery
2009 Featured Exhibition
  CONTACT Gallery
2009 Featured Exhibition
  The Drake Hotel
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Gallery 44
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Gallery TPW
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Georgia Scherman Projects
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Gladstone Hotel 3 & 4 Floor
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Harbourfront Centre
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Harbourfront Centre, Architecture Space, York Quay Centre
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Harbourfront Centre
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Harbourfront Centre, Service Canada Window, York Quay Centre
2009 Featured Exhibition
  Lausberg Contemporary