Wednesday, May 6, 2015

André Kertész in Top 10 Shows to See For Contact

"When the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival first began in 1997, anyone with a few bucks could participate. 'It was very democratic,' says Edward Burtynsky, the internationally renowned photographer and festival board member. 'It was so democratic that it wasn’t getting any attention. Other institutions weren’t really interested.'

An early move to curate themed editions started to attract cultural weight and momentum quickly grew. The festival, now in its 19th year, is the largest photography event in the world, with over 1,500 artists exhibited in more than 175 venues. The size and quality of the offerings reflects Toronto’s rise as a global hub of image-making over the past decade..." - Shaun Pett for The Guardian

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