AGO/CONTACT International Photography Talks: My Faraway One – The Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz

Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC will explore Georgia O’Keeffe’s legendary personal and aesthetic partnership with Alfred Stieglitz. Sarah Greenough is the editor of My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Volume One, 1915-1933 and author of many other critically… Read More

AGO/CONTACT International Photography Talks: Free Black North Explored

Join us for a conversation lead by Julie Crooks, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s newly appointed assistant curator of photography, on her exhibition Free Black North. The exhibition features close to 30 rarely seen photographs of men, women and children living in Ontario in the mid-to-late 1800s, many of whom… Read More

Edwin Haynes Photography: The Unseen Revealed

The Photographic Historical Society of Canada presents a free lecture by Lizz Hodgson about the life and work of Edwin Haynes. More details at Read More

Nikon Lecture: Kristian Bogner – The Making of a Masterpiece

Nikon Ambassador, Manfrotto and Broncolor Pro Bogner will take you through some of his best photographic work from sports, landscapes, and travels around the world and discuss the key elements that give these images impact, excellence, and storytelling power. Nikon Canada certified technicians will be on hand to provide… Read More

Nikon Lecture: Tony Beck – It’s a Wild, Wild World!

From our backyards to the ends of the earth, we share our planet with many different animals. This diversity offers nature photographers endless opportunities while posing unique logistical and artistic challenges. Loaded with travel advice and photography tips, Beck’s presentation highlights some of his favourite destinations for observing the natural… Read More

Nikon Lecture: Sam Sciarrino – A Passion for Travel Photography

Sam Sciarrino will discuss some of the simple photographic techniques helpful when creating travel photography. In this program he will explore how light direction, proper balanced exposure, lens perspective, and basic composition to add visual impact to travel photography images. Nikon Canada certified technicians will be on hand to… Read More

In Conversation with Abdi Osman

Exhibiting artist Abdi Osman will discuss his practice with guest curator Ellyn Walker and guest. Read More

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

The Casa Susanna snapshots included in Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s — 1980s offer a compelling look at the lives of a group of cross-dressers at their weekend gathering place between the mid-1950s and early 1960s. Artist Zackary Drucker, philosopher and life-long cross dresser Miqqi Alicia Gilbert, and cultural historian Elspeth… Read More

AGO/CONTACT International Photography Talks: LaToya Ruby Frazier

Informed by documentary practices from the turn of the last century, photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier uses visual autobiographies to capture social inequality and historical change in the postindustrial age. Frazier will consider the work, legacy and influence of late iconic artist and photojournalist Gordon Parks and his… Read More

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

The Metropolitan Museum’s Curator in Charge of photography, and custodian of the Diane Arbus Archive reflects on the continued power and relevance of Arbus’ work. Diane Arbus found most of her subjects in New York, the city in which she was born, and a place that she explored as both… Read More

Distance, translation, performance

Professor Martin Revermann will provide a lecture during the opening of the distance between nowhere and now here, curated by Charlotte Lalou Rousseau. Free and open to the public. Read More

Sarah Anne Johnson

In conversation with curator Sharona Adamowicz-Clements, Winnipeg artist Sarah Anne Johnson will be discussing her latest project about Canada’s outdoor music festivals. Visit to purchase tickets. Read More

Angela Grauerholz

Artist lecture with 2015 Scotiabank Photography Award winner, Angela Grauerholz. Read More

Nikon: Nick Didlick, Inspiration in the Visual World

Nikon Ambassador Nick Didlick is a photographer, videographer and social media consultant, and is a 40-year Nikon visual media veteran. A pioneer in digital photography and D-SLR video, Didlick has covered nine Olympics, seven Stanley Cup Finals, five Super Bowls and too many world events to count. NPS will be on… Read More

Nikon: Craig Minielly, Exotic Travels & Personal Journeys

With a spotlight on India, Nikon Ambassador Craig Minielly will capture the beauty and personalities of different locales, along with tips and techniques to create dynamic imagery. The NPS will be on site to offer free cleaning of Nikon products. Click here for full details and to RSVP.… Read More

Nikon: Michelle Valberg, Creativity in Motion

Join Nikon Ambassador Michelle Valberg as she explains how to capture creative and compelling photographs in the field. Michelle will showcase her adventure and wildlife photography from around the world, and reveal illuminating behind-the-scenes actions. The NPS will be on site to offer free cleaning of Nikon products. Click… Read More

Nikon: Kristian Bogner, A Journey to the Summit of Antarctica

Nikon Ambassador Kristian Bogner will share details of his most recent expedition—climbing and photographing his way to the summit of Vinson Massif. Bogner will demonstrate how to get the most out of your gear, and how to capture stunning winter images. The NPS will offer free cleaning of Nikon products. Click here for… Read More

Learning from Latin American (Sub)Urbanism

Join us for a lecture by noted Mexican artist Alejandro Cartagena, to be followed by a conversation with author Shawn Micallef. This event is co-presented by CONTACT, LACAP, the Faculty of Art at OCAD University (Through the Photography Department), and Circuit Gallery, in conjunction with Contacting Toronto: Expanding Cities, a CONTACT Public Installation… Read More


The ROM welcomes two world-renowned artists, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew andAnusha Yadav, creator of the Indian Memory Project, to discuss the importance of photography in exploring issues such as national identity, collective memory, and social transformation. Join us at 6pm for a free reception of the exhibition Generations. Please go to south entrance. Visit to purchase tickets… Read More

The Photobook

Publishers Dewi Lewis will look at what is involved in the process of publishing a photography book, from concept through to finished book. Publisher Maarten Schilt will expand on the business of publishing and current tends in the market. Followed by a Q&A lead by Hannamari Shakya, editor of Raw… Read More

Mark Power – Cancelled

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED Magnum photographer Mark Power, will present a talk on a number of his long-term projects and his recent book, Die Mauer ist Weg!. Power was born in Harpenden, England, in 1959. Power’s photographs have been shown in numerous galleries and museums across the world and are… Read More

Michael Christopher Brown – Cancelled

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED Often using a camera phone as a primary recording device, Magnum photographer Michael Christopher Brown will discuss his work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and his new book Libyan Sugar. Brown was raised in the Skagit Valley, in Washington State. Often using a camera phone… Read More

Larry Towell

Magnum photographer Larry Towell will discuss his recent projects that explore global issues of landlessness, crisis and conflict as well as his recent publication, Afghanistan. The son of a car repairman, Towell grew up in a large family in rural Ontario. In 1996, he completed a ten-year project on El… Read More

Nikon Lecture with Tony Beck: Wildlife Photography – Keeping It Simple

Wildlife photography can be easy, especially in the modern digital world. Regardless, this specialized aspect of photography remains one of the most challenging. â€¨â€¨This presentation addresses a wide range of challenges including special field techniques, equipment choices and post processing.

 A naturalist, birder and photographer, Nikon Ambassador Tony Beck discusses and demonstrates several… Read More

Nikon Lecture with Sam Sciarrino: Lighting on Location

Emotion and sensitivity can be explored more deeply with Nikon Ambassador Sam Sciarrino's soft touch glamour style. Various lighting and composition fundamentals also play an important role in the final image. In this seminar, Sam will demonstrate how to work with lighting in outdoor and indoor locations. This lecture will… Read More

Nikon Lecture with Michelle Valberg: Adventure Travel and Wildlife Photography

Join Nikon Ambassador Michelle Valberg as she shares exciting adventures she experienced while photographing polar bears in Canada's Arctic, swimming with humpback whales in Silver Bank, walking with wild horses on Sable Island as well as capturing Antarctica and South Georgia penguins and other wildlife. Michelle Valberg is an award-winning Canadian photographer and… Read More

Nikon Lecture with Kristian Bogner: Take Your Sports Photography to the Extreme

The secret to any great sports image is capturing the energy in motion at its absolute peak.  From the Olympics to extreme sports to a family soccer game, Nikon Ambassador Kristian Bogner will show you how to take your sports photography to the next level.  Kristian will discuss how to… Read More

The Virtual Coffee Table: Photobooks in the Digital Age

Three leading photographers, Geoffrey James, Vincenzo Pietropaolo, Lana Šlezić, will discuss their practice, followed by a panel discussion about the future direction of one of the most gratifying and viable forms, the photobook. $15/$7.50 for students. Visit for more details. Geoffrey James is a Canadian photographer, living in… Read More

Vistek: An Evening with John Paul Caponigro

Epson Lecture Tue May 19, 7:30- 9pm Ryerson Library building LIB72 – 350 Victoria Street Join internationally-acclaimed photographic artist, author, lecturer and workshop leader John Paul Caponigro in an evening of discovery. Find out about the latest advances in digital printing. Discover what’s unique about a fine… Read More

Gregory Heisler

Gregory Heisler’s iconic portraits and innovative visual essays have graced the covers and pages of many magazines, including Life, Esquire, Gentlemen's Quarterly, Geo, Sports Illustrated, Espn, and the New York Times Magazine yet he is perhaps best known for his more than seventy cover portraits for TIME magazine. Listen to… Read More

Tony Beck – Nikon Lecture

The Travelling Naturalist – Through the Lens of a Professional Nature Tour Guide As a naturalist, birder and photographer, Nikon Ambassador Tony Beck has been guiding people around the world for more than two decades. In this engaging session, Tony will discuss his distinctive approach to wildlife photography, and share… Read More

Michelle Valberg – Nikon Lecture

 Adventure, Landscape, and Wildlife Photography Join Nikon Ambassador Michelle Valberg as she shares techniques learned from her extensive experience capturing images in extreme conditions – from the wonders of the Arctic to deep underwater with humpback whales. This interesting, engaging session will cover both landscape and wildlife photography.  RSVP: … Read More

Kristian Bogner – Nikon Lecture

Capturing Spectacular Travel Images – A Photographic Adventure Through Nepal Nikon Ambassador Kristian Bogner will take you on a visual journey by way of his most recent expedition to Nepal. He will share his inspiring imagery and deep passion for photography, while sharing insights and techniques on how to shoot… Read More

Sam Sciarrino – Nikon Lecture

Timeless Contemporary Portraits In this seminar, Nikon Ambassador Sam Sciarrino will demonstrate practical techniques to support and enhance your current style, or explore a new one. Wide-angle dynamics will be introduced to create vibrant images with multiple layers of interest, compositional lead-in lines and contemporary flair. Sam will also discuss… Read More

Hidden Image: Panel on Photography + Abstraction

Confronting the limits of the photographic medium and exploring the nuanced language of abstraction, this panel brings together artists Jérôme Nadeau, Laurie Kang, Sheree Hovsepian, and Jim Verburg for a discussion around the discursive and metaphoric possibilities of the minimal composition. For more information contact Co-presented by The… Read More

Stories and Pictures

Join James Estrin from the New York Times and Cheryl Newman from the Telegraph for an evening of lively discussions about identity and documentary today. The evening will also include a Q&A with members of the Boreal Collective moderated by Shelbie Vermette, Director of Photography, The Grid.  Stay for the afterparty with… Read More

Playing Around: Representations of Sexuality and Gender in Contemporary Chinese work

Playing Around: Representations of Sexuality and Gender in Contemporary Chinese work Artists Chun Hua Catherine Dong and Fan Xi in conversation with Co-curator Matthew Brower… Read More

This Woman’s Work: Intersections of Gender and Culture in Contemporary Chinese Art

Join artist Jin Hua and curators Matt Brower and Yan Zhou with faculty members from U of T and York University to discuss the exhibition and the Chinese concept of Ti Shi, learning through bodily experience. Read More

New Modes of Image Making

A group of up-and-coming artists, curators, and critics discuss evolving practices within the photographic community and the future of image-making. Read More

Doug Ischar: Undertow

In tandem with the exhibition at Gallery 44 and Vtape, this panel will address the photography, video, and installation art of Doug Ischar over the last three decades. Ischar’s work deftly navigates concerns around queer masculinity and the poetics of loss, attaining an outstanding formal and emotional density. Read More

Doug Ischar: Undertow

In tandem with the exhibition at Gallery 44 and Vtape, this panel will address the photography, video, and installation art of Doug Ischar over the last three decades. Ischar’s work deftly navigates concerns around queer masculinity and the poetics of loss, attaining an outstanding formal and emotional density. Read More

Sebastião Salgado Lecture

This event is sold out!   Brazil-born photographer Sebastião Salgado has taken photographs in some of the most remote places on earth, such as Antarctica and Siberia. He will discuss his long-term project of documenting “untouched” regions and their inhabitants.   Sebastião Salgado was born in 1944 in Aimorés, in… Read More

Raja Deen Dayal: Revealed

Dr. Deepali Dewan & Dr. Deborah Hutton talk about their research and insights into Raja Deen Dayal (1844-1905), known as India's Prince of Photographers, putting his life and art into context against the backdrop of 19th century India and revealing his role in fashioning a new… Read More

Magnum Photos – Peter van Agtmael

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE SEE RELATED EVENTS BELOW FOR OTHER MAGNUM PHOTOS LECTURES Peter van Agtmael was born in Washington DC and studied history at Yale University, graduating in 2003. Since 2006, he has primarily covered the 9/11 Wars and their consequences, working extensively in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the… Read More

Magnum Photos – Zoe Strauss

Born in 1970 in Philadelphia, Strauss is a photo-based installation artist who was given a camera for her 30th birthday and started taking pictures of life in the city’s marginal neighborhoods. Strauss typically photographs whatever strikes her interest, paying particular attention to the overlooked details of life. In 1995, she… Read More

Magnum Photos – Moises Saman

Moises Saman in conversation with Christopher Frey, Editor-in-Chief of Hazlitt magazine, and Toronto correspondent for Monocle. Moises Saman was born in Lima, Peru and studied communications and sociology at California State University. In 2000, he joined Newsday as a staff photographer, covering the fallout of the 9/11 attacks while… Read More

Michelle Valberg: Arctic Kaleidoscope The People, Wildlife and Ever-Changing Landscape.

With sixteen trips to the Arctic, Michelle has made it her mission to communicate the Arctic’s ecosystem, landscape and the lovely Inuit people through her lenses. Her quest to capture the sheer beauty of the North inspires us all. Join Michelle as she takes you on an Arctic journey… Read More

Kristian Bogner: Passion and Excellence in Photography

Join Nikon Ambassador and PPOC’s 3-time Commercial Photographer of the Year – Kristian Bogner as he presents his images of extreme sports, landscapes and expeditions from around the world. The Nikon Professionlal Services team will offer free cleaning of Nikon products. RSVP: nikonlectureserieskristianbogner  … Read More

Jon Blacker: The Five-Minute Rock Star Portrait

From hotel rooms in Hollywood, bar lounges in New York City, to hockey dressing room showers in Oshawa, Nikon Ambassador Jon Blacker will discuss his whirlwind process of shooting portraits. NPS will offer free cleaning of Nikon products.  The Nikon Professional Services will offer free cleaning of Nikon… Read More

Kirk Neff: Creative Storytelling with HD-SLRs

Award winning cinematographer and Nikon Ambassador, Kirk Neff speaks about his expertise in defining the use of the HD-SLRs for news programming in Canada by revolutionizing the look and feel of Global's flagship current affairs program 16X9. The Nikon Professional Services team will offer free cleaning of Nikon… Read More

Andrew Wright: Penumbra

Join the artist, curator Bonnie Rubenstein and Mark Cheetham, Professor of Art History at Uof T, for a conversation about the exhibition.   Andrew Wright's work is described as multi-tiered inquiries into the nature of perception, photographic structures and technologies, and the ways we relate to an essentially… Read More

Luc Sante on Robert Frank: Both Sides Now

New York writer Luc Sante discusses Robert Frank’s seminal work, The Americans and how it has shaped the way America perceives itself. To purchase tickets visit This talk is generously supported by Penny Rubinoff. Read More

I’m Not Here

I’m Not Here explores contemporary portraiture with an emphasis on the environmental, gestural, and abstract elements that inform our reading of portraits today. These works were deliberately chosen for the way each subject’s face is obscured, masked, or abstracted–consequently drawing attention away from the subject. Portraiture has been… Read More

Nikon Series – Kristian Bogner

Award-winning photographer Kristian Bogner shares some of his most engaging expedition photographs of child soldiers in Africa to ancient Yogi caves near the Himalayas to distant mountain villages in Papua New Guinea. To register e-mail Presented by Nikon… Read More

Figure & Ground: Dynamic Landscape

Artistic Director of CONTACT, Bonnie Rubenstein leads an informal discussion about the works in the exhibition Dynamic Landscape. Read More

Curators Talk: Robyn McCallum and Danielle Forest

Join Robyn McCallum and Danielle Forest for a discussion about their work as curators at Bau-Xi Gallery. Both will discuss their work and how their careers have evolved. Robyn and Danielle will also provide information for artists on how to successfully prepare and submit work to galleries and festivals. Read More

MAGNUM PHOTOS – Bruce Gilden & Bruno Barbey

Bruce Gilden's childhood in Brooklyn endowed him with a keen eye for observing urban behaviours and individual peculiarities, which he has documented throughout his career. He has published Facing New York (1992), and later A Beautiful Catastrophe (2005). Gilden, who has traveled and exhibited widely around the world, has… Read More

MAGNUM PHOTOS – Eli Reed & David Alan Harvey

Eli Reed was born in the US and studied pictorial illustration at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts. Reed's special reports include a long-term study on Beirut (1983-87), which resulted in his first, highly acclaimed book Beirut, City of Regrets. Most notably, Reed has documented the African-American… Read More

MAGNUM PHOTOS – Larry Towell & Chien-Chi Chang

The son of a car repairman, Larry Towell grew up in a large family in rural Ontario. In 1996 he completed a ten-year project on El Salvador, and in the following year published a major book on the Palestinians. His fascination with landlessness also led him to document the… Read More

Figure/Ground in the Work of Mashall McLuhan

Dr. Seamus Ross, Dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Information will moderate this engaging event with speakers Philip Marchand, author of The Medium and the Messenger and respondents Dr. Peter Nesselroth, Professor Emeritus, French Studies, University of Toronto and Dr. Kevin Eldred, Post Doctoral Student, Philosophy, University of Toronto. These scholars will… Read More

Art with Insight Conversation

Self Image Performance May 19, 7 – 9 PM Suzy Lake, Johanna Householder, and Chris Ironside discuss the aesthetic and political implications of their practices focusing on the representation of their bodies. Moderated by Carla Garnet and Matthew Brower.   Art with Insight Conversation: Performing Poetics… Read More

Images of Persuasion

The Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications (CAPIC) invites you to an evening with Terry O’Reilly, host, creator and co-writer of CBC radio series, ‘Age of Persuasion’. Known as a delightful raconteur and scholar of media literature, his day job as one of… Read More

Daguerreotypes, Past and Present

Using 19th-century images and examples of his own work, Mike Robinson will discuss the evolution of the daguerreotype process and illustrate what makes this form of photography so fascinating and collectible. Robinson, a Professor in Ryerson’s School of Image Arts, is Canada’s only practising… Read More

Magnum Photographers

With powerful individual vision, these photographers chronicle the world and interpret its people, events and issues. They will draw from their personal perspectives to create an engaging discourse on the role of image making in relation to this year’s festival theme Still Revolution. Mark… Read More

Hank Willis Thomas – Artist Talk

Hank Willis Thomas will speak about his most significant body of work B®ANDED and Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America. Thomas focuses on photography and how it has distorted Black American culture, and fuelled the corporate propagation of a false utopia. Thomas’ work… Read More

GwenaËl BÉlanger – Artist Talk

In this bilingual discussion Gwenaël Bélanger will speak about his public installation in the courtyard of MOCCA. Belanger will detail his image creation process of manipulating forms and transforming objects to reveal a fictitious point of view. Read More

Lynne Cohen – Artist Talk

Lynne Cohen is known for her photographs of domestic and institutional interior spaces: living rooms, public halls, retirement homes, laboratories, offices, showrooms, shooting ranges, factories, spas, and military installations. Cohen will speak about her current exhibition that includes images from her first trip… Read More

Andrew Wright – Artist Talk

Andrew Wright, multimedia and photographic artist, will speak about his new series Still Water. With these photo-sculptural works he continues his interest in probing the way in which imaging technologies mediate meaning. Wright has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, with exhibitions… Read More

Thirty Million Photographs and Counting

With access to over 30 million images, the public has an enormous and wonderfully layered collection of Canadian photographic documentation within Library and Archives Canada. The National Collection is continually growing in subject mater and volume thanks to an active acquisition and research program. The… Read More

2009 MFA Documentary Media Discussion

The genre of documentary photography has experienced a quiet revolution in the past three decades, one that continues as we navigate the digital age. Propagated by a new wave of documentarians who challenge longstanding traditions in photography and notions of documentary itself, is the… Read More


Jorge Ribalta, curator of the internationally acclaimed exhibition UNIVERSAL ARCHIVE. The Condition of the Document and the Modern Photographic Utopia, at the Museu D’Art Contemporani de Barcelona/MACBA, walks us through this exhibition, which is nothing short of revolutionary in… Read More

Louie Palu – Artist Talk & Screening

Louie Palu will present short videos taken in Afghanistan’s Southern Provinces of Kandahar and Helmand while he was embedded with Canadian, British and American troops in 2008. He will also discuss his public installation, War Zone Graffiti, located throughout the Queen West neighbourhood and… Read More

Raffaela Mariniello

Presenting three short films on her current photographic practice, Raffaela Mariniello will discuss the public installation of her photographs located at the Consulate General of Italy. Mariniello’s enchanting series, Souvenirs d’Italie, captures the essence of tourist destinations in Italy by revealing how their… Read More

Labo-chat: Raw Memories

A discussion on the theme of “time” in photography, both in its more literal sense with an emphasis on how single shot video stills relate each in their own way (or do they?) to the moment they capture. The discussion will be bilingual (fr/en). Read More

Bert Teunissen

Over the past 12 years, Bert Teunissen has photographed interior spaces in hundreds of pre-World War homes throughout Europe. Using available daylight, he captures light and atmosphere reminiscent of his childhood home in The Netherlands and records a way of life that is quickly… Read More

Alessandra Sanguinetti

Alessandra Sanguinetti has been documenting the dream-like adventures of two pre-adolescent Argentinean cousins since 1998. Focusing on their desires, fantasies and imaginations, her images are both staged and spontaneous. Sanguinetti will discuss this ongoing project, The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic… Read More

Raymonde April

Raymonde April’s early work in the 1980s was revolutionary and she has contributed significantly to the evolution of contemporary photography, both in Quebec and Canada. She creates personal narratives, combining autobiography and documentary with everyday scenes and theatrical settings, imbued with a sense of… Read More

Robert Burley

Robert Burley is creating a photographic record of a rapidly disappearing manufacturing infrastructure dedicated to the production and use of photochemical materials. His series, Disappearance of Darkness, includes the demolition of photographic production plants around the world. Join him for a lively discussion centered… Read More

Magnum Photos: Lecture
Bruce Gilden & David Hurn

Magnum photographers Bruce Gilden and David Hurn will present a slideshow of their work accompanied by a firsthand account of their experiences as photojournalists. David Hurn will discuss his work in Wales over a twenty-year period and – in a theatrical style – Bruce Gilden… Read More

Magnum Photos: Lecture
Thomas Hoepker

Please note that this lecture has been canceled. Thomas Hoepker will present a slideshow of his work accompanied by personal stories revealing his experiences as a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. Hoepker studied art history and archeology; he worked as a photographer for… Read More

Jhabvala South Asian Photo Collection Lecture & Exhibition

For one evening only! Don’t miss this exciting lecture by ROM curator of South Asian Art, Dr. Deepali Dewan. The lecture is accompanied by an exhibition of the ROM’s recently acquired Jhabvala Collection of South Asian photography. A selection from more than 2000 images –… Read More

Northern Perspectives on Landscape

Join us for a cultured conversation around the work of the Icelandic Love Corporation, showing at the Drake Hotel and Terminal 1 of Pearson International Airport, and photographer Eamon Mac Mahon, also on view at the airport. Mia Nielsen, curator at the Drake, Catherine Dean,… Read More

Roger Lemoyne

Since 1991, photojournalist Roger Lemoyne has covered international issues in over 40 countries. Lemoyne will speak and present images about his experiences documenting both the survivors and the aftermath of the military takeover of the Bosnian Muslim safe haven in Srebrenica – the worst… Read More

Liza Nguyen talks with Dr. Robin Roth on Souvenirs of Vietnam

Artist Liza Nguyen engages in a conversation with Dr. Robin Roth about Souvenirs of Vietnam, a feature exhibition at CONTACT 2007. Nguyen’s exhibition includes images taken in Vietnam in 2004, the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Her series Surface features pictures… Read More

The Constructed Image: A European Perspective

Constructed modes of working with photography are fundamental for many artists today. Is the proliferation of this approach leading to the demise of traditional photography as we have known it? How do European photographers deal with tradition and the social/political aspects… Read More

Henry Wilhelm – President, Wilhelm Imaging Research

A lecture from Henry Wilhelm entitled Print Permanence: Making Fine Art Prints That Are Both Beautiful and Long-Lasting – The Critical Roles of Inks and Papers. Henry Wilhelm was one of the founding members of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Committee IT-3 (now… Read More

Jim Goldberg – Photographer Magnum Photos

A member of Magnum Photos since 2006, Jim Goldberg is also Professor of Art at the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has been exhibiting for over 25 years and his innovative use of image and text make him a landmark… Read More

Eli Reed – Photographer Magnum Photos

Reed began photographing as a freelancer in 1970, and later became a contributing photographer for the Washington Post Sunday Magazine in the mid -1980s. Reed attracted the attention of Magnum in the fall of 1982 with his work from El Salvador, Guatemala and… Read More

Susan Meiselas – Photographer Magnum Photos

Susan Meiselas’ first major photographic essay focused on the lives of women doing striptease at New England country fairs, combining her pictures with their words. Meiselas joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and has worked as a freelance photographer since then. Meiselas… Read More

Karen Ostrom

Karen Ostrom’s cohesive body of narrative works is based on a performative approach to photography. A need to examine more complex characters has evolved into the production of site-specific, cycloramic photographic installations. Ostrom’s new installation at MOCCA, Smoking Gun, is a stampede… Read More

Carlos & Jason Sanchez

Carlos and Jason Sanchez create noir tinged works addressing issues of identity, physical discomfort and fear that are often based on personal experiences and real-life stories culled from the media. Here, the Sanchezes speak on site about their public installation Between Life… Read More

Roger Ballen – Kodak Lecture Series

Roger Ballen’s photographs are painterly and sculptural in ways not immediately associated with photography. His uniquely built image spaces, exhibited for the first time in Canada at Clint Roenisch Gallery – see Feature Exhibitions – depict people, animals and objects posed in… Read More


1PM – Bus to AGYU departs from Drake Hotel 1150 Queen St W. Returns at 4PM. Limited to 40 seats. Exhibition tour at AGYU begins at 2PM Join Philip Monk for a tour of Inconsolable Memories, featuring Stan Douglas’s latest double-projection… Read More


The photography market has demonstrated a great surge of activity in recent years and unprecedented growth in international interest. Five experts in the field, from museum curators to corporate and private collectors, will address recent developments in the art of collecting photography. With… Read More


Photography’s ability to document issues that transcend boundaries is central to an understanding of the forces that shape globalization and define our place within a worldwide culture. Five international experts in the field will each present photography and curatorial projects from their region. Read More


Curator Claude Baillargeon will lead a tour of Imaging a Shattering Earth: Contemporary Photography and the Environmental Debate to discuss this dramatic depiction of our communal geography. Conceived to underscore the urgency of a global response, the exhibition features provocative testimonies by… Read More


Dawit Petros is a multidisciplinary artist who works in photography, film, video and installation. Portraiture has been his primary area of investigation, as evidenced in Transliteration, a series that draws on fashion, cinema and hiphop culture, and Some Families, which focuses on the… Read More


Chinese artists play an important role in the world of contemporary art; their work, often focusing on individual explorations of identity and transformation, influences our understanding of the country’s emergence as a global force. China’s key position in the world economy is increasingly… Read More


Independent photographers and journalists continue to work in Iraq outside the US military’s official “embedding” program, and run the high risks associated with war coverage. Unembedded reveals the insurgency as seen from inside resistance movements: civilians affected by violent battles, growing conservatism… Read More


As worldwide exchange advances, urban centres increasingly disconnect from their regional environments and begin to share in a global culture of cities. In St. Andrew subway station, an installation of photographs capturing fleeting moments in cities across the globe by Stephen Gill and… Read More

David Byrne – Evil Art and Good Advertising

Like his music, David Byrne’s photography is often described as elevating the mundane or the banal to the level of art. He creates icons out of everyday images and finds the sacred in the profane. Linking word and image, The New Sins, Byrne’s installation… Read More

Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 150 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He is a “street photographer” in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, although he works exclusively in color. As an early… Read More

James Mollison

Over the span of four years, British photographer James Mollison photographed 50 great apes, in sanctuaries, primarily in Africa and Indonesia after their parents were illegally poached. The portraits are a moving and powerful argument for their protection, and reveal their human-like personalities… Read More


AES+F group projects, since the beginning of their cooperation, have been based on a shocking visual quality that portrays the human body in a startling context in relation to its environment or situation. The Russian based group is made up of artists Tatyana Arzamasova,… Read More