Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Melika Hashemi, Telegram, 2018
Melika Hashemi, Telegram, 2018
Ferozan Nasiri, Untitled, 2018
Ferozan Nasiri, Untitled, 2018
Melika Hashemi, Passports, 2018
Melika Hashemi, Passports, 2018
Open Call Exhibition

Zahra Rajabi, Ferozan Nasiri, Melika Hashemi
Salam from Niagara Falls

May 10–June 30

Takht-e Tavoos
1120 College St

Hours: Wed–Sun 10am–3pm

Salam From Niagara Falls takes up first- and second-generation Iranian and Afghan placemaking in the context of ongoing settler colonialism on Turtle Island. Family photographs taken at Niagara Falls are a staple in many migrant and refugee homes, often evoking newfound relationships to belonging in Canada. Through photo-based practice, the artists rethink the nostalgia associated with Canada as “a nation of immigrants,” drawing from and digitally manipulating personal archives to share acknowledgments of Indigenous land and presence.

Curated by Mitra Fakhrashrafi

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.