Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Allen Agostino, Garden River Reserve, Ontario, Canada. Members of the Garden River Fire Department relax in between rounds of a Sweat Lodge. The fire department uses the sweat lodge to deal with issues related to PTSD., September 24, 2016
Allen Agostino, Garden River Reserve, Ontario, Canada. Members of the Garden River Fire Department relax in between rounds of a Sweat Lodge. The fire department uses the sweat lodge to deal with issues related to PTSD.
Allen Agostino, Garden River Reserve, Ontario, Canada. A shot of “This Is Indian Land” bridge from Garden Rivers  fire departments tanker 1. The bridge has become a sign of resistance for aboriginal Canadians., November 24, 2016
Allen Agostino, Garden River Reserve, Ontario, Canada. A shot of “This Is Indian Land” bridge from Garden Rivers fire departments tanker 1. The bridge has become a sign of resistance for aboriginal Canadians.
Allen Agostino, Garden River Reserve, Ontario, Canada. Members of the Garden River Fire Department discuss strategy in between events during the annual Ontario Native Firefighters Competition., June 4, 2016
Allen Agostino, Garden River Reserve, Ontario, Canada. Members of the Garden River Fire Department discuss strategy in between events during the annual Ontario Native Firefighters Competition.
2018 Open Exhibition

Allen Agostino
Iskodaywatomi: Fire People

May 4–31, 2018
Livelihood Cafe
254 Augusta Ave

Residents of First Nations are ten times more likely than those living in the rest of Canada to die in a house fire. Documentary photographs by Agostino shine a light on what it’s like to be an Indigenous firefighter in communities where fire services are woefully underfunded. This exhibition is organized by the Ali Mustafa Memorial Collective, which came together to honour the life and work of the Toronto-based photojournalist, who was killed on assignment in Syria in 2014.

Curated by Ali Mustafa Memorial Collective

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.