2017 Portfolio Reviews
The Gladstone Hotel
Sunday, May 7 and Monday, May 8, 2017
$200+HST for 4 reviews
Registration for the 2018 program will open in February 2018.
International curators, directors, publishers, and photo editors are brought together during CONTACT to review work by emerging artists, with a focus on documentary, photojournalism, narrative or photo-based art practices. This is an important event for those with projects at an advanced stage of development who are seeking opportunities for publishing and exhibiting nationally or internationally—as well as looking for guidance on conceptual approaches or career development advice.
Please note that due to limited space, all submissions will go through a selection process to ensure that a high caliber of work is presented in this program.
Supported in part by Ontario Arts Council, Vistek, Toronto Image Works and Steam Whistle Brewery.
Director of Photography, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, New York
Gallery Manager, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
Artistic Director, CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography, Berlin
Executive Director, Le Mois de la Photo, Montréal
Candy Pilar Godoy & Eva M. Kunz
Founders, Ceiba Editions, New York/Italy
Creative Director, Rubber Factory Posters, New York
Executive Director, AKA Artist-Run, Saskatoon
Freelance Photo Editor/Curator, Toronto
Director, Light Work, Syracuse
Artistic Director, CONTACT
Independent curator, editor, and writer, Toronto
Teun van der Heijden & Sandra van der Doelen
Founders, Heijdens Karwai, Amsterdam
The Portfolio Reviews Award
The winner of the 2017 Portfolio Reviews Award is Brendan George Ko.
Established in 2010, the award offers one artist a solo exhibition at the CONTACT Gallery, a $2500 credit at Toronto Image Works, and a professional 17 inch Epson printer from Vistek. The recipient is chosen by a jury of international professionals in the field of photography, and the award recognizes outstanding work presented at the reviews.
The program was created to support and advance the careers of talented emerging photographers.
CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Image Works and Vistek for supporting this award.