Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Yannick Anton, Like Father, Like Son, 2017
Yannick Anton, Like Father, Like Son
Yannick Anton, Birthday Twins, 2017
Yannick Anton, Birthday Twins
Yannick Anton, Love Kiss, 2017
Yannick Anton, Love Kiss
Yannick Anton, Up Nephew, 2017
Yannick Anton, Up Nephew
2018 Featured Exhibition

Yannick Anton
Limited Edition

May 3–June 2, 2018
Gladstone Hotel - 2nd Floor
1214 Queen St W

The formal studio family portrait was once a sign of wealth and social privilege; however, many people of colour, LGBTQQIP2SAA, and intersectional have historically been under-represented in this traditional archive. This absence, in many ways, is an extension of a multi-tiered act of cultural genocide and misrepresentation in the mainstream media. If we are not seen, who are we? If we are not seen, did we exist? If we are misrepresented, what is our true story?

A photograph, in this sense, is a declaration. Oftentimes the aforementioned were only captured negatively—like animals or specimens. This exhibition aims to represent the historically under-represented through a series of portraits, giving power back to the individual and family, in all of its many variations. We are here. And we will be seen.

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.