Together we reflect on the last 20 years of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and the innumerable encounters with images it has activated throughout the city, suspending movement and provoking imagination. Exploring paths that connect people and photographs, we have led the approach to intersections where meaningful experiences take place.

Together we reflect on the last 20 years of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and the innumerable encounters with images it has activated throughout the city, suspending movement and provoking imagination. Exploring paths that connect people and photographs, we have led the approach to intersections where meaningful experiences take place. The extraordinary scope of photography and its all-encompassing influence is illuminated by CONTACT, as we present a broad spectrum of work by acclaimed and emerging lens-based artists, documentary photographers, and photojournalists from Canada and around the world. Pursuing innovation and site-specific projects, we also look back at the foundations of the medium.

Over the years, we have questioned the veracity of images and studied their constructed nature, heralded their pervasive influence, and acknowledged their dramatic social and political impact. Our perception of reality has been challenged by photographs that frame shifting landscapes or serve as markers of history and surrogates for memory. We have examined photography’s evolution, and how past manifestations continuously inform current practices. After confronting proclamations of photography’s impending death, we ushered in the resurgence of analogue processes. And while amassing vast quantities of images derived from everyday image-making, we prudently distinguished exceptional photographs and their widespread implications. Idiosyncratic representations of identity have engendered our reverence, empathy, and enlightened sense of self, both individually and collectively.

Collaborating with our partners at major museums, galleries, organizations, and urban spaces throughout the Greater Toronto Area, CONTACT 2016 marks the Festival’s 20th anniversary with an expanded program focused on 20 Primary Exhibitions and 20 Public Installations. Inspired by many creative practitioners and the visual acuity of their work, these shows comprise more than 170 years of photographic image-making. Drawn from distinctly varied sources across the city and around the world, these outstanding works offer powerful insights and compelling views of social landscape, political turmoil, and cultural change. Underscoring the shadowy territory between fact and fiction, they depict dreamers and rebels, and explore conceptions of beauty and pride.

Positioned on streets, billboards, and subway platforms, or suspended from the façades and interiors of buildings, our public installations transform the experience of the city. Conveying narratives specific to the environment, its usage, and inhabitants, the interplay between the photographic subject and its surrounding context destabilizes the conventions of advertising and alters the patterns of everyday activity in public spaces.

The sweeping presence of CONTACT in May stimulates a multitude of programs and expressive endeavours throughout Toronto, interconnecting people by encouraging dialogue and opportunities to learn while fostering cultural commonalities. Shown in diverse neighbourhood locations—including galleries, community centres and schools, cafés, stores, and many unexpected alternative venues—Open Exhibitions are the democratic foundation of the Festival. Our annual open call for participation also cultivates submissions, and the selected Featured Exhibitions highlight powerful lens-based works by accomplished artists at prominent galleries. Journeys to these venues throughout the city, whether planned or discovered, uncover inventive presentations by burgeoning artists and leading professionals.

We are very grateful to our title sponsor Scotiabank, who continues to support the Festival’s programming and growth. Sincere thanks go to our major sponsors Nikon and PATTISON for their active engagement over the last seven years. Provincial funding from Celebrate Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Tourism Event Marketing Program, along with support from the Canada Council for the Arts, is gratefully acknowledged for providing tremendous reinforcement. Our appreciation goes out to everyone involved in CONTACT 2016, including programming partners, funders, sponsors, donors, and volunteers. We have endeavoured to expand the artistic practices of all involved while broadening our audience and engagement with visual arts locally and globally. We are proud to have played a key role in making Toronto an international centre of photography.

Bringing together over 1,500 artists and photographers at more than 200 exhibitions and happenings, we commemorate our 20th anniversary and celebrate the accomplishments of countless people who contribute to the Festival—most notably those exhibiting their work. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of images have mapped millions of experiences across our urban communities, guiding us to see and better understand the multifaceted nature of our place within constantly changing scenes.

—CONTACT staff and board of directors

2016 Primary Exhibition
Photoglob Zurich, Golden Horn and Suleymaniye Mosque, c. 1890. Photochrom print from the presentation album "Constantinople."
February 6–June 26,  2016

Group Exhibition
A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now

2016 Primary Exhibition
Thomas Ruff, press++0145, 2015. Chromogenic print, 87.7 x 72.8". Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York. © Thomas Ruff / SODRAC (2016).
AGO
April 28–July 31,  2016

Thomas Ruff
Object Relations

2016 Primary Exhibition
Nan Goldin, Picnic on the Esplanade, Boston, 1973. Cibachrome Print, 57.2 x 77.5 cm. Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery, New York. © 2016 Nan Goldin.
AGO
March 12–May 29,  2016

Group Exhibition
Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s – 1980s

2016 Primary Exhibition
Public Studio, The Claw, The Leaf, The Twig, 2016. Video still.
April 13–June 19,  2016

Public Studio
What We Lose in Metrics

2016 Primary Exhibition
James Barnor, Eva, London, 1960s. Gelatin silver print, 30 x 30". Courtesy of Autograph ABP.
April 28–May 29,  2016

James Barnor
Ever Young

2016 Primary Exhibition
Christian Patterson, X1, 2013. Archival pigment print, 30 x 24”.
April 28–June 30,  2016

Christian Patterson
Bottom of the Lake

2016 Primary Exhibition
Kotama Bouabane, CC50G, 2015. Chromogenic print, 10 x 8". Courtesy of the artist.
April 29–May 28,  2016

Kotama Bouabane
We’ll get there fast and then we’ll take it slow

2016 Primary Exhibition
Oliver Husain, Isla Santa Maria 3D, 2016, Production still. Courtesy of the artist.
April 14–June 4,  2016

Oliver Husain
Isla Santa Maria 3D

2016 Primary Exhibition
Robert Burley, Lake Ontario, Picton, 2009. Archival pigment print, 30 x 40”.
May 3–27,  2016

Group Exhibition
some landings/certains débarquements

2016 Primary Exhibition
Raymond Boisjoly, from the series, Over a distance between one and many, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery.
April 14–June 12,  2016

Raymond Boisjoly
Over a Distance Between One and Many

2016 Primary Exhibition
Sarah Anne Johnson, Drooping Flower and Beer Can, 2015. Chromogenic print, 30 x 20". Courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto; Galerie Division, Montreal; Julie Saul Gallery, New York.
March 5–September 5,  2016

Sarah Anne Johnson
Field Trip

2016 Primary Exhibition
Rodney Graham, Basement Camera Shop, Circa 1937, 2011, Painted aluminium light box with transmounted chromogenic transparency
71 x 71 x 7”. Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York; Lisson Gallery, London and Hauser & Wirth (Zürich).
May 12–July 30,  2016

Rodney Graham
Jack of All Trades

2016 Primary Exhibition
Angela Grauerholz, Sententia I - LXII, (detail), 1998. 62 gelatin silver prints framed in a wood cabinet. © Toni Hafkenscheid.  Courtesy of the artist, Art 45, Montreal and Olga Koper Gallery, Toronto.
May 4–August 21,  2016

Angela Grauerholz
Scotiabank Photography Award

2016 Primary Exhibition
Annie MacDonell, Holding Still // Holding Together, (video still), 2016. Multi-channel installation.   © Annie MacDonell. Courtesy of the artist.
May 4–August 21,  2016

Annie MacDonell
Holding Still // Holding Together

2016 Public Installation
Chloe Sells, Untitled, 2015
May 1–31,  2016

Chloe Sells
Alliance

2016 Public Installation
Sjoerd Knibbeler, Current Study #10, 2013.
April 26–May 31,  2016

Sjoerd Knibbeler
Paper Planes, Current Studies

2016 Public Installation
Alex McLeod, SPOTLIGHT (Detail), 2016. Computer-generated Image
May 1–December 31,  2016

Alex McLeod
SPOTLIGHT

2016 Public Installation
David Maurice Smith, Pyin Gi Village, Tanintharyi, Myanmar. January 3, 2015. A woman carries recently purchased fish on her head at the morning fish market at Pyin Gi Village. Villages like Pyin Gi face an uncertain future as the development of the massive DSEZ (Dawei Special Economic Zone) deep sea port will impact the area on many levels. The project will turn an area filled with villages like Pyin Gi into the largest petrochemical facility and deep sea port in Southeast Asia. Courtesy of Oculi.
May 1–31,  2016

Group Exhibition
#Dysturb

2016 Public Installation
Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, Untitled, from Toilet Paper, Courtesy of the artists.
April 30–May 31,  2016

Maurizio Cattelan, Pierpaolo Ferrari
Toilet Paper: Toronto Carousel

2016 Public Installation
Elmgreen & Dragset, Prada Marfa, 2005. Video Still.
May 1–31,  2016

Elmgreen & Dragset
Prada Marfa

2016 Public Installation
Jake Verzosa, Fang-od Oggay, 2010
May 1–September 2,  2016

Jake Verzosa
The Last Tattooed Women of Kalinga

2016 Public Installation
Aude Moreau, Downtown Toronto (twilight time), 2016
January 29–December 31,  2016

Aude Moreau
Downtown Toronto (Twilight Time)

2016 Public Installation
The Long Weekend, Coming Attractions (Detail), 2016. Courtesy of Lisa Kehler Art + Projects.
April 27–May 31,  2016

Group Exhibition
Coming Attractions

2016 Public Installation
Sarah Anne Johnson, Best Beach, 2015. Installation view. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid
May 1,  2015–April 20,  2018

Sarah Anne Johnson
Best Beach

2016 Juried Call
Davida Nemeroff, The Long Face (She said no), 2014
Archival Pigment Prints 11.7” x 16.5”
May 13–June 4,  2016

Davida Nemeroff
Connective Tissues

2016 Juried Call
Jill Greenberg, 160202 Painting 116, 2016. Archival Pigment Print, 77 x 58". Courtesy of Bau-Xi Photo.
May 1–31,  2016

Jill Greenberg
“Paintings”

2016 Juried Call
James Nizam, Lathes, Illumincations Series, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, 40”x32”, Courtesy of the artist and Birch Contemporary
April 30–June 4,  2016

James Nizam, Sylvie Bélanger
Mnemonic Landscape / 15.7.15@10:30

2016 Juried Call
Emma Waltraud Howes, Movement One, from the series: Stage Directions for a Mouth, 2014, HD Video, Dimensions Variable
April 20–May 22,  2016

Emma Waltraud Howes, Stine Marie Jacobsen
The distance between nowhere and now here

2016 Juried Call
Thomas Mailaender, RVB Books and The Archive of Modern Conflict, Illustrated People
April 28–May 28,  2016

The 2015 Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

2016 Juried Call
Vikky Alexander, St Sebastian, 1982. Chromogenic print, 51 x 39". Courtesy of the artist and COOPER COLE, Toronto.
May 13–June 18,  2016

Vikky Alexander
The Temptation of Saint Anthony

2016 Juried Call
Barbara Astman, Red, untitled (paint roller and tray), 1981. Chromogenic print, 49 x 48”. Courtesy of the artist and Corkin Gallery.
May 6–29,  2016

Barbara Astman
Looking: Then and Now

2016 Juried Call
Paul Butler, Untitled (Semiotics Aside Series #1), 2016, Collage-based, Diasec mounted Chromogenic Print, 24” x 30”
April 28–May 28,  2016

Paul Butler
The Collage Party / Semiotics Aside

2016 Juried Call
Guy Maddin, TK, 2015. Collage, 15 x 10".
Courtesy of the artist and Lisa Kehler Art + Projects.
April 27–June 22,  2016

Guy Maddin
Ransom Notes from the Lavender Underground

2016 Juried Call
Isabelle Hayeur, Manatee Drive 5, 2013, Archival Pigment Print, 60”x40”, Image courtesy Isabelle Hayeur and ELLEPHANT
May 6–June 4,  2016

Elena Willis, Isabelle Hayeur
Biophilia Reimagined

2016 Juried Call
Elise Rasmussen, Glass Island, 2014, Chromogenic Print, 48”x63”, Courtesy of the artist and ESP
April 28–June 11,  2016

Elise Rasmussen
Fragments of an Imagined Place

2016 Juried Call
Clive Holden, INTERNET MOUNTAINS 28, 2014
May 1–31,  2016

Clive Holden
Internet Mountains

2016 Juried Call
Ian Willms, Sister and I at the Hospital, 2014, Archival Pigment Print, 10”x10”
April 30–May 30,  2016

Ian Willms
We Shall See

2016 Juried Call
Nick Kozak, Ajun, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, 28”x42"
April 30–May 30,  2016

Nick Kozak
Paris: Baras / Les Roses d’Acier

2016 Juried Call
Ursula Handleigh, 019 from the series Breathing Into Empty Spaces, 2014-2016, Silver Gelatin Prints, Silk, Cotton, Burlap, Cotton Thread
January 23–June 19,  2016

Ursula Handleigh
Palimpsest

2016 Juried Call
Jessica Thalmann, Utopos (Ross Building), 2015. Folded Archival pigment print, 70 x 40”.
May 5–22,  2016

Jessica Thalmann, Ryan Van Der Hout
Surface Tension

2016 Juried Call
Brendan George Ko, Ground Zero (The State of Ambivalence), 2011, Chromogenic Print, 20”x24”
May 6–28,  2016

Brendan George Ko
We Soon Be Nigh!

2016 Juried Call
Joan Kaufman, Root Series 2.2, 2015. Archival pigment print, 44 x 36”.
May 11–June 12,  2016

Joan Kaufman
Surface Tension

2016 Juried Call
Jayce Salloum, sky bright sky night first star I see tonight, celestial views etched into a red car hood, the ability of the abstract to bring one further into the scene, the setting, night sky, sub/urban setting of homes on top of Coast Salish (Musqueam/ Squamish/Tsleil-Waututh) land at or near sən’a?qw/Sen’ákw (Kitsalano reduced from August Jack Xats'alanexw/Khahtsahlano), Vancouver, 7/24/13 [0942]
April 23–May 21,  2016

Jayce Salloum
a history of photography

2016 Juried Call
Aaron Vincent Elkaim, Lau Chun-Tai cleans the Palm Court. He has been doing custodial work on the night shift at The Plaza, a Fairmont managed hotel, for 8 years., 2016. Courtesy of NAMARA represents.
May 5–20,  2016

Group Exhibition
The Shift

2016 Juried Call
Tomas van Houtryve, School Yard, 2013 - 2014. Archival pigment print, 40 x 40”.
May 1–31,  2016

Tomas van Houtryve
Blue Sky Days: A Drone’s Eye View

2016 Juried Call
Paige Lindsay, Untitled, 2015. Archival pigment print, 11 x 17”.
May 5–29,  2016

Paige Lindsay
Thank You! Call Again!

2016 Juried Call
Julia Hendrickson, Under Green Waves, Film Still, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
April 29–May 15,  2016

Julia Hendrickson
Under Green Waves

2016 Juried Call
Susana Reisman, Finishing Room (Laforest Industries), Perth-Andover, 2014. Archival pigment print, 30 x 40”.
May 1–June 12,  2016

Susana Reisman
On The Surface

2016 Juried Call
Lee Henderson, Anxiety being merely fear stripped of imagination (11 19 KODACHROME-BILD Framkallad av Hasselblads), 2016. Chromogenic print, 28 x 40”.
April 30–June 4,  2016

Lee Henderson
Never Letting Us Take Breath

2016 Open Call
John Elammar, Right Before, 2015
May 17–17,  2016

Group Exhibition
The Dark Room 5.0

2016 Open Call
Will Pemulis, pemulis, 2016
May 3–5,  2016

Sheridan College Bachelor of Photography Graduate Students
57 Voices

2016 Open Call
Arnold Zageris, Antarctica 1, 2011
April 29–June 4,  2016

Arnold Zageris
Antarctica

2016 Open Call
Dan Hudson, Lions (Tiergarten), Lenticular Photograph, 22x46", 2015
April 29–May 28,  2016

Dan Hudson
Astronomical Landscapes

2016 Open Call
Nila Sivatheesan, Electric Sunrise, 2014
May 1–31,  2016

Group Exhibition
Greenbelt Narratives

2016 Open Call
Rey Martin, Redzone, 2015
May 4–18,  2016

Group Exhibition
School Of The Photographic Arts: Ottawa

2016 Open Call
Michael Pietrocarlo, Dollhouse, 2015
May 4–18,  2016

Group Exhibition
There is no there there.

2016 Open Call
Milton H. Greene, The Gypsy Sitting (Marilyn Monroe), 1956
May 6–June 30,  2016

Milton H. Greene
The Women of Hollywood Collection

2016 Open Call
Amy Caperchione, Mik, 2015
May 1–31,  2016

Group Exhibition
2 Hidden Houses

2016 Open Call
Elsa Gillard, The Sacred Mala, 2016
May 2–15,  2016

Group Exhibition
Our Safe Spaces Project

2016 Open Call
Andrija Vrdoljak, Thinking of You IV, 2013
May 2–29,  2016

Group Exhibition
Where The Heart Is

2016 Open Call
Chris Lashbrook, Blue Dot Political, 2015
May 1–29,  2016

Chris Lashbrook
Duende

2016 Open Call
Eugen-Florin Zamfirescu, Naser al-Raas: "I don't know how I can turn myself back to normal, it will take time.", 2015
May 1–22,  2016

Eugen-Florin Zamfirescu
IN/VISIBLE SCARS: Torture Survivors in Canada

2016 Open Call
Misha Masek, Devout Sadhu, 2014
May 1–31,  2016

Misha Masek
A Displaced Pendulum and Cultural Views on Equilibrium: An Investigation of Ancient Faith in the Sacred Sands of Rajasthan

2016 Open Call
Lexi Mitz, Rich, Bali, 2012
April 30–May 29,  2016

Lexi Mitz
Global Architecture

2016 Open Call
Carol Auld, Ode to Georgia, 2011
May 1–31,  2016

Carol Auld
The Language of Flowers

2016 Open Call
Lisa Robertson, Last Stop, 2015
May 1–31,  2016

Lisa Robertson, John Davidson
The Art of Junk

2016 Open Call
Joseph Voci, Stalettì, 2015
May 6–June 6,  2016

Joseph Voci
Stalettì

2016 Open Call
Bruno Mediati, Boy in Red Shirt, 1990
May 6–June 6,  2016

Bruno Mediati
Voices of the People of Cirella

2016 Open Call
Matthew Kudelka, Mexico City 02, 2015
May 5–29,  2016

Matthew Kudelka
La Capital: Photographs from Mexico City

2016 Open Call
Irene Seay, Reflection #1, 2015
May 1–June 17,  2016

Irene Seay
Piece of Mind

2016 Open Call
Tony Bock, Children Playing, Poplar, London, 1977
April 30–May 28,  2016

Tony Bock
No Renumeration for Placekeepers: Social Landscapes of Britain in the 1970s

2016 Open Call
Michael Hsu, The Lady Chef, 2016
May 1–31,  2016

Michael Hsu
Marionettes In Us

2016 Open Call
Ryan Walsh, Niishyuu Walkers from Northern Quebec finish their 1600km journey, 2013
May 1–31,  2016

Group Exhibition
The Art of Light and Shadow: First Nations School of Toronto

2016 Open Call
Tobi Asmoucha, Lisbon Station
April 27–May 8,  2016

Group Exhibition
Ellipsis

2016 Open Call
Linda Briskin, aqua botanica #ii, 2015
May 11–22,  2016

Group Exhibition
Ellipsis, Pt. 2

2016 Open Call
Marvin Luvualu Antonio, Angel Dust, 2015
April 1–May 28,  2016

Marvin Luvualu Antonio
A photo-body on drugs smells.

2016 Open Call
Beverley Jean Niven, Clifford St., 2015
May 4–22,  2016

Beverley Jean Niven
Another Side of the Island: Reflections of Contemporary Cape Breton

2016 Open Call
Simeon Posen, 153,000 Midway Lights, 2015
May 7–June 18,  2016

Simeon Posen
Along for the Ride

2016 Open Call
Myron Zabol, Jim Sky, 1994
May 14–June 4,  2016

Myron Zabol
People of the Dancing Sky

2016 Open Call
Garret Darley, ~Aberfoyle~, 2015
May 2–27,  2016

Victor Helfand, Hui An, Garret Darley
AGELESS

2016 Open Call
Kent Krugh, Fitton Center English Upright Oak, 2011-2015
May 11–25,  2016

Kent Krugh
Inside the Gate

2016 Open Call
Tong Lam, Berlin U-Bahn, 2014
April 9–June 18,  2016

Tong Lam
Unseen, To Be Seen

2016 Open Call
Estefania d'Esperies, Hotel Gondolín, 2015
May 5–31,  2016

Estefania d'Esperies
Hotel Gondolín

2016 Open Call
Kyrgyzstan, 2015
May 1–June 17,  2016

Youth from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Hyderabad, and Toronto
Our Stories, Our Images, Our Futures

2016 Open Call
Craig Glover, Photograph of the Year, The London Free Press
April 23–May 27,  2016

2015 National Pictures of the Year by News Photographers Association of Canada

2016 Open Call
Krista White, The Paddler, 2015
May 1–31,  2016

Krista White
Big City -> Small Town Toronto

2016 Open Call
Toni Skokovic, Warm-up, 2015
May 7–31,  2016

Toni Skokovic
On Toronto’s Waters

2016 Open Call
Tessa Ren, 99 Bottles, 2014
May 1–31,  2016

Tessa Ren
As Seen

2016 Open Call
Brian Anderson, B. Anderson - caliper 10 - contact16, 2015
May 1–31,  2016

Brian Anderson, Ralph Kroman, Linda O. Nagy
Urban Stories

2016 Open Call
Yunus Emre Dogan, Moore Night, 2011
May 1–31,  2016

Yunus Emre Dogan
Urban Moments

2016 Open Call
Phillipa C., Tulips, 2015
May 1–31,  2016

Phillipa Croft
In an instant

2016 Open Call
Arthur Elgort, VOGUE Archive Collection, Kate at the Laundrette, 1995
April 27–May 31,  2016

Group Exhibition
LUMAS: Portraits

2016 Open Call
Johan Sorensen, Ribbons, 2015
May 12–20,  2016

Group Exhibition
Changing Photography

2016 Open Call
Nathan Cyprys, Glen Road, 2012
May 5–September 22,  2016

Nathan Cyprys
Ordinary Weather

2016 Open Call
Nick Janushewski, Rudy and Calvin Collision, 2015
April 25–May 28,  2016

Group Exhibition
PineRidge Arts Council Juried Photography Exhibition

2016 Open Call
Christopher Taylor & Liz Gareri, Form and Structure, 2014
May 1–31,  2016

Christopher Taylor, Liz Gareri
Form and Structure

2016 Open Call
Brett Mortensen, The Aylesbury I, 2015
May 2–29,  2016

Brett Mortensen, Arlene Celeste
On the Brink

2016 Open Call
Colin Boyd Shafer, Jessica and Mark Embracing in Toronto's Dufferin Grove Park, 2015
April 30–May 22,  2016

Colin Boyd Shafer
The InterLove Project: Portraits of Interfaith Love in Ontario

2016 Open Call
Dale M Reid, Elegance Calla Lys Mélange de Couleurs 1, 2015
May 3–28,  2016

Dale M Reid
Transcending Medium

2016 Open Call
Donna Lypchuk, Storm Over Humber Bay, 2014
April 29–May 23,  2016

Donna Lypchuk
Art For Lounges, Lobbies, and Living Rooms

2016 Open Call
Bailey McGinn, Exhaustion, 2014
May 11–31,  2016

Group Exhibition
Photography By Design

2016 Open Call
VM, Untitled, 2016
May 1–31,  2016

Group Exhibition
Visionary Mammals

2016 Open Call
Allan Lissner, Students at Micaela Bastidas Puyucahua School, 2014
May 1–31,  2016

Allan Lissner
Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Peru

2016 Open Call
Jayscale, Adelaide, 2015
April 22–May 22,  2016

Jayscale , Jacob Gils
Jacob Gils & Jayscale Duo

2016 Open Call
Xander Goodwill, ZENA, 2015
May 1–29,  2016

Xander Goodwill
Saint-Tropez: The Play of Meaning

2016 Open Call
Gabrielle de Montmollin, Lawyer-Snail Face (lenticular print), 2015
April 27–May 21,  2016

Gabrielle de Montmollin
We Shall See What We Shall See

2016 Open Call
unknown, Cecelia, 1998
May 1,  2015–31,  2016

Group Exhibition
DO PHOTO 2016: SCHOOL PICTURES

2016 Open Call
David Kaufman, American Standard Elevator, Buffalo, NY, 2014
May 3–28,  2016

David Kaufman
ARCHITECTURAL DEVOLUTION: Industrial Buildings in a Post-Industrial Age

2016 Open Call
Maha Munaf, Damascus #3, 2006
May 5–28,  2016

Maha Munaf
Scent of Jasmine

2016 Open Call
Caroline Leal, El Povenir, 2014
May 2–June 4,  2016

Photographers Without Borders
See Through A New Lens

2016 Open Call
Steve Carty, Community, 2016
May 1–31,  2016

Steve Carty
MULTIPLICITY

2016 contact-gallery
Josée Pedneault, Naevus-em-Josee-Pedneault-em-2013-1400x1000, 2013
November 19,  2015–January 23,  2016

Josée Pedneault
Nævus

2016
Ana Mendieta, Silueta Sangrienta, Super-8mm transferred to high definition digital media, colour, silent. Image and artworks courtesy of the Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC and Galerie Lelong, New York.
September 8–October 29,  2016

Ana Mendieta
Siluetas

2016 lecture
Unknown American, Anita and Gloria Standing by the Stage, October 1961. Chromogenic Print, 12.1 x 8.3 cm. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Purchase, with funds generously donated by Martha LA McCain, 2015. © Art Gallery of Ontario
AGO

AGO/CONTACT International Photography Talks: Casa Susanna, On Photography and the Play of Gender

2016 lecture
Gordon Parks, Rosie Fontenelle Cleans the Bathtub, New York, 1967. Gelatin silver print, 35.6 x 27.9cm. Courtesy of the Gordon Parks Foundation and Nicholas Metivier Gallery. © the Parks Foundation.
AGO

AGO/CONTACT International Photography Talks: LaToya Ruby Frazier

2016 lecture
Diane Arbus, Albino sword swallower at a carnival, Md., 1970. Gelatin silver print, 50.8 x 40.6cm (sheet). Private collection, Toronto. © The Estate of Diane Arbus.
AGO

AGO/CONTACT International Photography Talks: Jeff Rosenheim on Diane Arbus

2016 Artist Talk
Thomas Ruff, neg artist 01, 2014. Chromogenic Print, 71 x 81 cm. © Thomas Ruff / SODRAC (2016)
AGO

AGO/CONTACT International Photography Talks: Thomas Ruff

2016 Artist Talk
Public Studio, Our Occupations a Breath of Wind, 2016. Video still.

PUBLIC STUDIO

2016 lecture
Stine Marie Jacobsen, Mann beißt Hund Map, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, Dimensions Variable
April 20–May 22,  2016

Distance, translation, performance

2016 Artist Talk
Christian Patterson, Telephone Deconstruction #3, 2014. Archival pigment print, 16 x 20”.

Christian Patterson in conversation with Annette Booth

2016 Artist Talk
Elena Willis, No. 1, 2016

Biophilia Reimagined

2016 Artist Talk
Linda Briskin, aqua botanica #ii, 2015

Group Exhibition
Ellipsis, Pt. 2

2016 Artist Talk
Tobi Asmoucha, Lisbon Station
April 27–May 8,  2016

Group Exhibition
Ellipsis

2016 Panel
Kotama Bouabane, Face #11, Silver Gelatin Print, 10”x8”, 2015

To keep (something) in position: props in contemporary photography

2016 Artist Talk
Jayce Salloum, K searching the fields, title tba, Byblos, Lebanon, 11/22/15

Jayce Salloum

2016 Panel
Aaron Vincent Elkaim, Lau Chun-Tai cleans the Palm Court. He has been doing custodial work on the night shift at The Plaza, a Fairmont managed hotel, for 8 years., 2016. Courtesy of NAMARA represents.

Group Exhibition
Crossing Over: The Commercial Application of Documentary Photography

2016 Launch
Jeff Bierk, , 2016
May 11–June 4,  2016

Jeff Bierk
Everybody Wins Except For The Losers

2016 Launch
Unknown American, Large Group in the Living Room, 1963. Chromogenic print, 8.8 x 19 cm. Purchase, with funds generously donated by Martha LA McCain, 2015. 2014/915. © Art Gallery of Ontario.
AGO

CONTACT Festival Launch Party

2016 Book Launch
Bassnett_Book-Cover

Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City by Sarah Bassnett

2016 screening
Martin Bell, 1984 (still). , Streetwise
AGO

Streetwise

2016 screening
Jack Smith, Flaming Creatures (still), 1963
AGO

Flaming Creatures & Little Stabs at Happiness

2016 screening
Marlon Riggs, Tongues Untied (still), 1989
AGO

1989

2016 Workshop
Ryan Van Der Hout and Jessica Thalmann, , 2015

Cut, Fold, Scratch: How to Lovingly Degrade and Manipulate Your Photographs

2016 Workshop
Sky Goodden

Developing an Artist Statement

2016 Workshop

Photo Etching with Open Studio

2016 Workshop
Rob Norton , Untitled, Tintype

Tintype with Rob Norton

2016 Workshop
Ruth Kaplan, Hot Spring, Italy, 1997

Fiber-based Black and White Printing with Ruth Kaplan

2016 Workshop
Toni Hafkescheid, 2015, Scan Failure 1

Studio Lighting with Toni Hafkenscheid

2016 Workshop
FujiWalk

Photo Walk in Corktown

2016 Workshop

Making Great Prints