Every year from May 1 to 31, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival presents exhibitions and events all over the Greater Toronto Area. Like in previous years, we are happy to announce that we will again have a regular guest contributor who will be highlighting specific images from CONTACT on the blog throughout the month. These posts are an excellent opportunity to get a glimpse of what’s going on at CONTACT, no matter where you live!
The winner of the fifth annual Scotiabank Photography Award (SPA) will be announced on May 6. Intended to help a mid-career artist achieve the next level of national and international recognition, this award was founded by Edward Burtynsky and Jane Nokes, Scotiabank’s Director of Arts, Culture, and Heritage and Executive Director of SPA. The Scotiabank Photography Award winner will receive $50,000 and a solo exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre during the 2016 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. This year 2014 winner Mark Ruwedel’s book launch and exhibition will be at the Ryerson Image Centre from April 29 to May 31.