Toronto’s Scotiabank Contact Photography Competition Launches 26th Edition

Barbara Merkley

For its 26th version, the Scotiabank Contact Images Pageant continues its commitment to supporting an exceptional vary of assignments by lens-primarily based artists from Canada and all-around the world in a assorted array of exhibitions in museums, galleries, general public web pages, and different spaces all over Toronto. Every calendar year, the pageant expands to arrive at quite a few various communities and replicate the perform of not only area artists, but also artists who deliver an global point of view to the city.

American artist Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995) is showcased in a multi-faceted exhibition titled Cultural Turns, which consists of operate on look at at Get hold of Gallery as very well as in out of doors installations at Toronto’s Metro Corridor and on two downtown billboards during the thirty day period of Might. Curated by British cultural historian Mark Sealy, PhD, OBE, director of Autograph ABP, the project signifies Mitchell’s very first solo exhibition in Canada and his to start with general public installation function.

Anastasia Samoylova, “Fountain” (2017) (picture courtesy the artist)

Between the a lot of Canadian, Indigenous, and international artists represented in the 2022 pageant are Farah Al Qasimi, Claudia Andujar, Atong Atem, Raymond Boisjoly, Sandra Brewster, Sophie Calle, Jorian Charlton, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Margit Lukács & Persijn Broersen, Meryl McMaster, Memory Work Collective, Esmaa Mohamoud, Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima, Shirin Neshat, Rajni Perera, Anastasia Samoylova, Jeff Thomas, and Natalie Wooden. Their will work discover pressing modern day problems, from notions of world wide diaspora, Blackness, colonial residues, and methods of resistance to humanity’s consequences on the local climate, its associations to mother nature, and the envisioning of hopeful alternate futures.

Scotiabank Call Images Festival also aims to give prospects for meaningful dialogue by fostering resourceful engagements concerning contemporary artists and noteworthy community and worldwide curators. Curators collaborating in the 2022 festival incorporate AXIS Curatorial (Noor Alé & Claudia Mattos), Tairone Bastien, Roya DelSol, Sara Knelman, Andrea Kunard, Zun Lee and Sophie Hackett, Courtnay McFarlane, Gaëlle Morel, Crystal Mowry, Michèle Pearson Clarke, and Sarah Quinton, amid numerous other people.

For further data on the 140+ exhibitions in this year’s pageant, stop by

Mahtab Hussain, “Tajvin Kazi and Rishada Majeed” (2021), from the ongoing collection Muslims in The united states (picture courtesy the artist and Chris Boot, © Mahtab Hussain)
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