Scotiabank Contact Annual Festival for Photography Takes Over Toronto in May

artwork: Guy Tillim - "Maputo, Mozambique", 2007 - Courtesy of Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin and Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg - © the artist. From the  "Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba" exhibition at the Design Exchange, Toronto from April 20 to June 14.

Toronto.- Contact is an annual festival of photography in Toronto, during the month of May, with over 1000 local, national and international artists exhibiting at more than 200 venues. Founded as a not-for-profit organization 15 years ago, the festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.5 million. Contact is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.  The festival’s success, to a great degree, is the result of an open call for exhibitions, enabling emerging artists to show their work across the city, concurrent with exhibitions of works by leading professionals. Contact’s curated programming–including primary and featured exhibitions, public installations and special events–is the central focus of our activities. Contact is committed to advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation in photography.