Pictures Become Objects, Objects Become Events

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Images pulled from the Toronto Reference Library's Picture collection

Images pulled from the Toronto Reference Library’s Picture collection

Toronto-based artist Annie MacDonell will spend the month of May engaged in a self-directed residency at the Toronto Reference Library. Her focus is the library’s Picture Collection, a vast archive of images maintained by the library since the 1920s. Numbering over a million images sourced from a wide range of magazines, calendars, books, and other print media, it is a richly idiosyncratic and varied collection.

Date: May 5–30
Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto ON

This guest post by Samantha Detwiler is brought to you by Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. For the complete schedule of events and exhibitions, please visit

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