Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Marta Iwanek, Untitled from series Raivka, 2016. Chromogenic print, 16x24.
Marta Iwanek, Untitled from series Raivka
Annie Sakkab, Hanan from series A Familiar Stranger, 2016. Chromogenic print, 20x30.
Annie Sakkab, Hanan from series A Familiar Stranger
2017 Featured Exhibition

Group Exhibition
Muse

April 30–June 11, 2017
Gladstone Hotel - 3rd & 4th Fl
1214 Queen St W
Artists Laurence Butet-Roch
Chloë Ellingson
Marta Iwanek
Anica James
Hannah Love Yoon
Galit Rodan
Annie Sakkab
Michelle Siu

From print to screen, still to moving images, the methods and materiality of photojournalistic production and dissemination have changed greatly. Despite the rapidly changing media landscape, the unbalanced gender politics of contemporary photographic reportage remains the same—females are disproportionately underrepresented.

Muse investigates the role of women in visual journalism by subverting themes of voyeurism, female subjectivity, and the often-unbalanced relationship between artist and subject. Featuring a group of emerging storytellers with roots in photojournalism, Muse explores the construction of these women’s visual narratives from inspiration to dissemination. The placement of their work in a gallery setting and the multiple mediums reflected in their work, highlight the contribution of female photographic reportage to producing expanded, creative forms of documentary.

Curated by Rachel Wine

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.