Contact Photography Festival

Scotiabank Contact Photography festival has arrived and showcases the work of some of the most talented emerging photographers, alongside that of established professionals.

The best experience of this festival is gallery hopping from one exhibit to the next.  It’s a worthwhile experience and doesn’t require art aficionado speech. Art is open for interpretation. You can almost always find something different, moving, thought provoking and stunningly beautiful.

With over 1, 500 artists spanning over 200 galleries, its one of the grandest photography shows. L&Co have picked the crème de la crème of the festival this year.

1. Indian Candy – Dana Claxton 

Billboards finally transform for a better purpose, Art. Dana Claxton larger than life works investigates first nation identity and history through iconic imagery and motifs. Injection of vibrant text and highly saturated hues of pinks and turquoise modernize these historic images.

2. Threshold – Maureen O’Connor

This captivating photo series explores O’Connors idea of a threshold and narratives of the collective experience of time and memory.


3.  Convergence – Renee Munn

This abstract series explores the narrative of memory and imagination. Her works uses darkroom techniques, photogram’s, combination printing and cliché verre to alter her figures and create a single image.


4. Candid - Tara Noelle

For a bit of paparazzo, definitely head to spoke club to see talented Tara Noelle’s shots capturing the spontaneity of the bold & beautiful of high society.


5. Instagratification – Goodfellas Gallery


This exhibit brings talented Instagram photographers out from behind their iphones and into the spotlight. The popularity of Instagram is infectious – with 200m users and 35 million selfies posted daily. The collective Instagram gallery is a must see with over 500 participates…


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