Scotiabank Message

Welcome to the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Scotiabank is proud to once again serve as the title sponsor of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Over the past twenty years, CONTACT has grown into the largest and most prestigious photography event of its kind in the world. The 2018 Festival includes more than 200 exhibitions across the GTA, and provides exposure for more than 1,500 talented artists. This year, we are particularly delighted to showcase the work of Shelley Niro - the winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Photography Award - through a primary exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre. The Award, which is peer-nominated and peer-reviewed, acknowledges the outstanding contribution our winners have made to contemporary art and photography.

At Scotiabank, we have long-believed that the arts enrich our communities and our society in innumerable ways. That is why we are committed to continuing to celebrate artistic achievements through our support of programs like the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the Scotiabank Photography Award, the New Generation Photography Award, and by serving as the Founding Partner of the Canadian Photography Institute at the National Gallery of Canada.  

We hope you enjoy experiencing the works of some of the world’s most gifted photographers.

Brian J. Porter
President and CEO

For more information on the Scotiabank Photography Award visit


Robin Anthony
John Bankes
Jim and Dina Bantis
Cindy and Shon Barnett
Stephen Bulger
Edward Burtynsky
Zita Cobb
Tami and George Cope
Sarah Dinnick and Colin Webster
Phil and Sherry Evershed
Emmanuelle Gattuso
Marcy Gerstein
Richard Griffiths
Robert Harding
Erin Iles
Anne and Kevin Kaye
The Kingsway Foundation
Olga Korper
James Lahey
Paul Lalonde
Andric Ljubodrag
Nancy and Richard Hamm
Mike Harris
Elizabeth Levitt and Adam Herst
Harry and Anne Malcolmson
Marwah Foundation
Chris McCain
Jim and Sylvia McGovern
Nicholas Metivier
Tom and Sarah Milroy
Gordon and Janet Nixon
Kevin and Linda O’Leary
Jennifer and Lou Pagnutti
Polar Securities Inc.
Penny Rubinoff
Natalka and Todd Sharman
Marvin and Dara Singer
Louri Stepanov and Ekaterina Belilovsky
The Stonefields Foundation
Maia-Mari Sutnik
Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Family Charitable Foundation
Eric Tripp and Maria Smith
WCPD Foundation
The Webster Foundation
Morden Yolles