CONTACT Festival Launch Party / Summer Exhibitions Opening Party

Join us at the Ryerson Image Centre for the launch of the 2019 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and the opening of Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey; Meryl McMaster, As Immense as the Sky; Adrian Raymer, Rejects; Maximum Exposure 24. Free and open to the public!… Read More

Michael Mitchell: Final Fire

Final Fire is a companion piece to Michael Mitchell’s much-praised 2004 memoir The Molly Fire. The new book focuses on Mitchell’s adventures as a globe-trotting photographer and artist. It is also a reflection on the medium’s origins, significance and his many Canadian photographic colleagues who are no longer with us. Read More

Greg Girard

Tokyo-Yokosuka: 1976-1983 is a new monograph by Canadian photographer Greg Girard, published by the Magenta Foundation. Girard is a Canadian photographer whose work has examined the social and physical transformations in Asia’s largest cities for more than three decades. Read More

Salam from Niagara Falls Reception and Fundraiser

The artists and curator of Salam from Niagara Falls invite you to a reception and fundraiser for folks to interactively engage with the exhibition artworks and buy food and chai. 100% of proceeds will go towards the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN), an organization by and for Indigenous youth… Read More

Barbara Cole

Join Bau-Xi Photo to celebrate the launch of Barbara Cole’s new book. The artist will be in attendance to sign copies of her latest publication, and to discuss her work. Please RSVP at to attend the collector’s preview at 4:30pm. Read More

You Can’t Get In

Barrier Free Media invites you to experience life from the point of view of photographer, filmmaker, and accessibility advocate Adam Cohoon. When he couldn’t experience art in most of Toronto’s art galleries because of wheelchair inaccessibility, he decided to take matters into his own hands: he had a GoPro camera… Read More

…Everything Remains Raw: Photographing Toronto’s Hip Hop Culture from Analogue to Digital

Join the McMichael as they launch the book accompanying their Primary Exhibition. Starting at 12:30pm, listen to music by Canadian hip-hop pioneer DJ DTS from the Masterplan Show on CIUT 89.5 FM. Registration required and included with gallery admission. Visit Read More

Plant Cosmos Explorations

Join publisher Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain and artist/author Marie-Jeanne Musiol for casual exchanges on La Forêt radieuse, a new book featuring hundreds of photographs of plants captured in their energy field. Read More

Indigenous Rising: Afternoon Reception

Welcome + land acknowledgement by Chief Stacey Laforme Opening prayer & smudge by Elder Pauline Shirt Event Opening by Danielle Da Silva (Photographers Without Borders) and Nadya Kwandibens (Red Works) 60’s Scoop info by Crystal Sinclair, Darlene Kaboni & Wayne Mousseau-Pheasant Live music by Cris Derksen… Read More

Festival Launch Party

Join CONTACT for the launch of the 2018 Festival and the opening of the exhibitions: Scotiabank Photography Award: Shelley Niro Nadia Myre – Acts That Fade Away Scott Benesiinaabandan – newlandia: debaabaminaagwad Ryan Walker – Voices in the Wilderness Maximum Exposure 23… Read More

Indigenous Rising: Evening Reception

Music by Ziibiwan. Casual meet and greet. Those involved / photographed may also be in attendance: Ian Campeau, Carolynne Crawley, Cristine Rego, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Crystal Sinclair, Darlene Kaboni, Hayden King, Erica Violet Lee, Wayne & Cyndi Mousseau-Pheasant, Jesse Wente, Jarrett Martineau, Duncan McCue, Tasha Spillett, Photographers Without Borders Team. Read More

Broadbent Sisters

Winners of the 2017 Burtynsky Grant, the Broadbent Sisters launch A Telepathic Book in conjunction with their Featured Exhibition at Black Cat Artspace. Artist talk from 8-9pm. Read More

Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s – 1990s

Photojournalists Jules Elder, Eddie Grant, Diane Liverpool, and Al Peabody discuss their work in the exhibition Ears, Eyes, Voice. Read More

The Unsung S/heroes

Join the Stephen Lewis Foundation and The Daniels Corporation for the opening celebration of The Unsung S/heroes exhibition, featuring special performances by Jackie Richardson, d’bi Young, Britta B, and Mustafa the Poet – award-winning artists committed to shining a spotlight on the pivotal role of African grandmothers. The evening will… Read More

Friday Night Live: Flash

Explore the ROM’s newest exhibition. The Family Camera. Play with old and new cameras and create photo memories with drinks, food, and music. 19+ event. Read More

Festival Launch Party

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival kicks off this year at the Ryerson Image Centre. Please join us for the launch of the 2017 Festival and the opening of numerous exhibitions and outdoor installations at Ryerson. Free and open to the public. On view: Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake… Read More

An Enduring Wilderness

Robert Burley will be joined by writers Alissa York and Michael Mitchell for readings from 6-6:45pm. If you would like to reserve a seat for the readings please contact the gallery as space is limited: 416-504-0575, About the book: Robert Burley explores the complex relationship between Toronto’s wilderness… Read More

Everybody Wins Except For The Losers

Everybody Wins Except For The Losers I walk the streets where the deer don’t go the hunter still stalks now don’t you know? He prays for the prey before he lays us low (that we might dodge the shots and find a better home). Read More

CONTACT Festival Launch Party

Celebrate with CONTACT as we launch the 20th Anniversary Festival in the AGO’s Walker Court. Free and open to the public. On view: Thomas Ruff: Object Relations and Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s – 1980s. Free special exhibition tickets to view Outsiders on the night of the launch party are available from the AGO’s website as… Read More

Sternthal Books

Join Ian Sternthal for the Toronto launch of  A A O UE  by Keren Benbenisty, Universal by Hillel Roman and Noa Ben-Shalom’s Hush: Israel Palestine 2000 – 2014 Sternthal Books is an art book publishing company devoted to making politically oriented picture books. We use images and aesthetics to examine current… Read More

Daylight Books

Join us for the Toronto launch of Gays In The Military by Vincent Cianni.  Daylight is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine-art, Daylight’s uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship… Read More

Top Left

Jeff Bierk In collaboration with “Jimmy” James Evans, Donald Evans, Brent, Bluenose, & Carl Lance Bonnici In Top Left, Jeff Bierk continues his documentation of the Toronto neighbourhoods where he lives and works, with collaborators “Jimmy” James Evans, Bluenose, Brent, Donny Evans and Carl Lance Bonnici. While often mischaracterized… Read More

Le Capteur by Bertrand Carrière

Stephen Bulger Gallery invites you to the launch of Bertrand Carrière’s Le Capteur on Saturday, April 30 from 2-5pm. The artist will be present. Read More

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

Picturing Toronto investigates photography’s role in the liberal reform of early twentieth-century Toronto. It shows how photographs by Arthur Goss and others were at the heart of debates over what the city of Toronto should look like, how it should operate, and under what conditions it was considered appropriate… Read More

The Bird and the Cup

This new artist’s book represents the final iteration of the month-long residency Annie MacDonell undertook at the Toronto Reference Library for CONTACT 2014. During this time, MacDonell produced a series of evolving murals and displays within the library, using images sourced from the library’s picture collection. The residency culminated in… Read More

Gallery TPW Opening Party

Join staff and the board of directors for a special evening to celebrate the launch of TPW’s new space.  … Read More

Festival Launch Party

Celebrate the launch of the 2015 Festival, at the MOCCA, in conjunction with the opening receptions for Part Picture, and Past Picture: Photography and The Chemistry of Intention, with Demolition Site on view in the MOCCA courtyard. Special thanks to Kronenbourg, Stratus Vineyards, and a surprise musical guest.  … Read More

Sara Angelucci: Provenance Unknown

Join artist Sara Angelucci for the launch of Provenance Unknown, a catalogue for her exhibition of the same name held at the Art Gallery of York University in spring 2013. Curated by Emelie Chhangur, the solo exhibition of recent work by Sara Angelucci and was also a primary exhibition in the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. The catalogue… Read More

Six Characters in Search of a Photograph – Catalogue Launch

Come see Fausta Facciponte’s exhibition before it closes and celebrate the launch of the catalogue, featuring essays by Matthew Brower, Lecturer at the University of Toronto and James Yood, Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Free | RSVP at  … Read More

Festival Launch

Celebrate the launch of CONTACT 2014, with opening receptions for Material Self: Performance of the Other Within, and In Character: Self-Portrait of the Artist as Another. The public installation Hereros, by Jim Naughten, will also be on view in the MOCCA courtyard. Kick off the festival in style: rub elbows with participating artists, enjoy tunes… Read More

Prefix Photo 29

Attend the magazine release party during the opening reception of False Fronts by Steve Payne. Read More

Pete Doherty: World’s Greatest

Pete Doherty is a self-taught photographer who, for many years, left behind the world of art to become a successful amateur boxer. His photographs address the politics that make up both amateur and professional fighting. World’s Greatest is published by Bulger Gallery Press and includes writing from Stephen Brunt,… Read More

Festival Launch

Celebrate the launch of CONTACT 2012 and the exhibition openings Public: Collective Identity | Occupied Spaces and Street View.  … Read More

Berenice Abbott: Photographs

Join us to celebrate the launch of the exhibition catalogue, Berenice Abbott: Photographs (2012). Presented with the Ryerson Image Centre, This is Not a Reading Series and the Stephen Bulger Gallery. Read More

Patrick Cummins

Coinciding with the exhibition opening, Coach House Books launches Full Frontal T.O by Patrick Cummins, a book about the artist’s long-term project documenting the changing streetscapes of Toronto.  … Read More

Ciel Variable

Ciel Variable launches its Spring-Summer issue, CV88 FACES, presenting a wide variety of portraits depicting strength and vulnerability, pride and fragility. Read More

Festival Launch Party and Exhibition Openings at MOCCA

Join us for a night of reveling to celebrate the launch of the 2011 festival and opening of the exhibitions Figure & Ground: Dynamic Landscape and Fred Herzog: Vancouver. … Read More

Prefix Photo 23: Shadow Plays

A celebration of the release of Prefix Photo’s new issue on the theme Shadow Plays, featuring the world premiere of Black Holes by Québec artist Marie-Jeanne Musiol, and much more. Read More

The Station Point

Robert Bourdeau spent several years photographing before being drawn into a deeper understanding of the medium by his discovery of Aperture Magazine. This led to a crucial encounter with American photographer Minor White in 1958, and a spiritual, decade-long friendship. Bourdeau’s tie with the school that emerged from Camera Work… Read More

Festival Launch & Still Revolution Opening Celebration

Join us for the launch of the 2009 festival and the opening of our primary exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Come celebrate the start of an exciting photo-packed month of exhibitions and events during an evening of reveling with festival artists, photographers… Read More

CONTACT Public Launch

Join us at the launch of CONTACT 2008 for an evening packed with festival artists, photographers and special guests. Back by popular demand, the photographic duo Alex vs. Alex will have you posing all night long at their “portrait party”! Sponsored by HP, their images… Read More

CONTACT Public Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of CONTACT 2007 in an evening of reveling with participating artists, photographers and special guests. Music, projections and public displays of photography. Visual entertainment provided by… Read More



CONTACT Festival Launch

Celebrate the launch of CONTACT 2005 on King Street West with installations and exhibitions by Canadian and international artists opening throughout the neighborhood – highlights include: – Social scenes defying cultural boundaries by photographer Morad Bouchakour (the Netherlands), from his series PARTY! in the… Read More