Contact – Photography Festival Toronto 2009

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Contact – Photography Festival Toronto 2009

This year the CONTACT Photography Festival Toronto promises to be a display of talented and revolutionary photographers, whom have embraced new technologies  and media to display their craft.

One thing that comes to mind when thinking about a photographic event like this, is the ongoing debate of the effects of digital technology versus the traditional analog and its effect on reproducing photography; We would like to invite you all to visit the different exhibits and judge by yourselves the reach of digital media and what these new visionaries have brought to photography.

 

LePix particularly encourages you to visit a couple of exhibits from our featured contact artists:

Tammy Hoy:

Urban Timelines: Part of CONTACT Photography Festival 2009

  • Opening Reception: May 3 • 7PM-9PM
  • Show Run: April 30 – May 31 -Thursday – Sunday 12-5pm
  • Where: Dominion on Queen – 500 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON

Urban Timelines: An exhibition of contemporary photography exploring issues of urbanization. They find beauty amidst the evolution of our cities— on street fronts and back alleys, old forgotten places and new spaces. They capture the urban scene in Toronto, New York and Chicago.

Exposed: Innovation, Transformation, Revolution – Part of CONTACT Photography festival 2009
Curated by David Brown and Chris Mitchell.

  • Opening Reception: May 7/09  – 7pm-10pm
  • Show run:  May 8-31  –  12-5 pm daily
  • Where: The Gladstone Hotel – 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

The Unraveling of an Institution: The turn of the 20th century saw the mentally ill shut away in “asylums for the insane”.  Society locked away anyone who strayed from the “norm”. Tammy’s depictions of these crumbling, derelict institutions have a narrative quality that forces us to ask questions about the way these people lived.

Jeff Cutler

Exposed: Innovation, Transformation, Revolution – Part of CONTACT Photography festival 2009 Curated by David Brown and Chris Mitchell.

  • Opening Reception: May 7/09 • 7pm-10pm
  • Show run:  May 8-31  –  12-5 pm daily
  • Where: The Gladstone Hotel – 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Idle Factors of Production: technological innovation was the heart of the industrial revolution. factories gave rise to the modern city as workers migrated for employment . Over time we abandoned our industrial heritage for office space and digital files. Mills have shuttered and remain silent as we’ve moved towards a digital revolution of information. Idle Factors of Production captures the faded glory of places that were once the powerhouse of civilization.

Sean Galbraith

Transfigurement, the new photography exhibition by the DK Photo Group (as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival).

  • Opening Reception: May 7 from 7-10pm
  • Show Run: April 30 – May 31
  • Where: DK Gallery – 1332 Queen Street West, Toronto ON

As part of change, old ideas and methods must be left behind. While revolution propels the new and innovative, it abandons the old… leaving ideas, methods and beliefs in its wake. Nothing is immune to this change – and even the firmest institutions are susceptible to transfigurement as part of their evolution. The work of the DK Photo Group explores the often-ignored consequences of revolution, reminding the viewer of the transformative stages thereof.