The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is taking place at numerous venues across Toronto this May, bringing the work of the world’s best photographers to the city. Now the largest photography festival in the world, this year’s edition of CONTACT promises to be the best one yet!
There are numerous fascinating installations and exhibits at this year’s CONTACT Festival. Among the more interesting exhibits is Dutch photographer Erik Kessels’ 24 Hours in Photography, which displays over 350,000 photographs (all taken within the same 24 hour period) that Kessels printed out from the website Flickr and then scattered around a room at the Contact Gallery. For history fans, the exhibit Arthur S. Goss will be of particular interest. Goss was Toronto’s official photographer from 1911 until 1940, and part of his incredible photographic collection of Toronto streetscapes will be shown at the Ryerson Image Centre. Foodies will want to check out Martin Parr’s Food installation at Metro Hall, which will feature many photos of the various ethnic dishes that he found at restaurants in Toronto.
The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival will be running until May 31. Many of the venues are accessible via CitySightseeing Toronto’s hop on hop off city tour.