SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL: PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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One of our favourite cultural events in Toronto is the internationally acclaimed Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Every year it is incredibly inspiring to see all of the amazing art and photography displayed at more than 175 venues throughout the city! During the month of May, an extensive range of exhibitions, public installations, films, lectures, and workshops are presented to more than one million people.
To celebrate this year’s theme, “Identity”, we are counting down our top five photos every week!

Rob Hornstra, Adler, Sochi Region
Rob Hornstra, Adler, Sochi Region

 

Scott McFarland, Pavilion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Jean Sibelius Square Park, June 10, 2012, Toronto, 2013, Archival inkjet type print, Courtesy of the artist
Scott McFarland, Pavilion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Jean Sibelius Square Park, June 10, 2012, Toronto, 2013, Archival inkjet type print, Courtesy of the artist

 

Richard Harrington, A "Norseman" plane arrives in dim arctic light, Coppermine, NWT, 1949, © Estate of Richard Harrington / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery
Richard Harrington, A “Norseman” plane arrives in dim arctic light, Coppermine, NWT, 1949, © Estate of Richard Harrington / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

 

Steve Payne, Wabana, from False Fronts, 2011, Courtesy of the artist
Steve Payne, Wabana, from False Fronts, 2011, Courtesy of the artist

 

Jordan Campbell, untitled, 2014
Jordan Campbell, untitled, 2014

 

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The IT List: May 24

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Summer doesn’t officially kick off until June 20, but with Toronto temperatures hitting the high 20s’, we’d say it’s already arrived! Time to kick back, relax and enjoy the season!

Looking for a refreshing alternative to the typical syrupy sweet drinks of summer? We suggest an Aperol cocktail… or two!  [Chatelaine]

Speaking of refreshment, Bottle Green is a delightful sparkling water from the UK, naturally sweetened with handpicked flowers and fresh-pressed fruits. Martha Stewart approved!    [Toronto Sun]

Sandal season demands a pretty pedicure and essie’s got the perfect shades for summer! Cheeky names are essie‘s trademark… We think we’ll try “bikini so teeny”!   [Toronto Standard]

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is one of our favourite cultural events in the city! Our favourite exhibit of 2012? Jill Greenberg’s Glass Ceiling. Beautiful and thought-provoking.   [National Post]

When it comes to summer fashion… we love it all! Striped lacy tee from Rachel Rachel Roy? Yes please.  [Chatelaine]

Bold prints are all the rage this season! We love this scenic tank from Mendocino and bright floral printed skirt from Jones New York!  [Flare Magazine]

Picnic couture? We are going bananas over this yellow button-down from RW&CO!  [Fashion Magazine]

SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL: PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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One of our favourite cultural events in Toronto is the internationally acclaimed Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival! Every year it is incredibly inspiring to see all of the amazing art and photography displayed at almost 200 venues throughout the city! To celebrate this year’s theme, “Public”, we are counting down our top five photos every week!

Scene from Here by Jim Verburg. On display at the Circuit Gallery.
Full Frontal T.O. by Patrick Cummins. On display at the Urban Space Gallery.

 

Grovesnor Gardens by Barry Frydlender. On display at the MOCCA.
The Continuous Still by Melanie Manchot. On display at the Distillery District.
One Stop by Alyssa Bistonath

SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL: PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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One of our favourite cultural events in Toronto is the internationally acclaimed Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival! Every year it is incredibly inspiring to see all of the amazing art and photography displayed at almost 200 venues throughout the city! To celebrate this year’s theme, “Public”, we are counting down our top five photos every week!

The Producers by Melanie Manchot. On display at The Distillery District
String Pulling Incident by Noh Suntag. On display at UTAC.
Smoke Signals by Cheryl Dunn. On display at MOCCA.
Stop Down by Bill Sullivan. On display at Pearson Airport.
After the Storm by Jim Goldberg. On display on billboards.

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: Photos of the Week

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One of our favourite cultural events in Toronto is the internationally acclaimed Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival! Every year it is incredibly inspiring to see all of the amazing art and photography displayed at almost 200 venues throughout the city! To celebrate this year’s theme, “Public”, we are counting down our top five photos every week!

Glass Ceiling by Jill Greenberg. On display at O'Born Contemporary.
Photo Montage, 1932 by Berenice Abbott. On display at Art Gallery of Ontario.
Photo Albums by Dean Max. On display at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Nightview by Berenice Abbott. On display at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Weiwei Study of Perspective (New York City) by Ali Weiwei. On display at the University of Toronto Art Centre.

 

Seeing RED at Scotiabank CONTACT

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The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is underway and there are so many different exhibitions to choose from! If you’re looking for something uniquely Canadian, I suggest that you check out RED by Caitlin Cronenberg.

The RED exhibition opens on May 5 and runs until May 28 at KWT Contemporary (624 Richmond St W, Toronto). It’s an amazingly dramatic collection of eight images from the NY Times Canadian Photography Archive that Caitlin has reimagined with salvaged barnwood frames and remote-controlled lightboxes. Trust me, it’s Canada like you’ve never seen it before!

Here are a few images from the exhibition:

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