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Subject: [Leica] toronto 'Contact' photo festival
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 21:29:56 -0400

is anyone coming to the contact photo fest? I hope to do the portfolio
review and I'll definitely be going to the atget show and a few other
things. Check it out at

contact me for details if you can't find em as I have a printed catalog

> TORONTO, Ontario, March 21, 2001  CONTACT 2001, one of North America's largest
> photography festivals, will take place throughout Toronto, May 1st - May
> 31st. The 5th annual festival, which expects over 200,000 local, national and
> international visitors, includes more than 130 exhibits, more than 40 special
> events and more than 400 photographers exhibiting. Interest from photographers
> and media around the world continues to grow.
> The goal of CONTACT is to celebrate and introduce the general public to the
> diversity of photography while also presenting new directions. Exhibit venues
> include commercial and public galleries, museums, artist-run centres,
> community spaces, restaurants and other alternative venues.
> CONTACT 2001 highlights include:
> - an official public launch at York Quay Harbourfront Centre on May 1st;
> - a panel discussion, "The How and Why of Collecting," that includes A.D.
> Coleman, Arnaud Maggs, W.M. Hunt, and Martha Hanna;
> - a discussion with Richard Chalfen, a visual anthropologist from Temple
> University, on snapshots, home movies and how families want to be remembered;
> - a day of portfolio reviews by more than 25 high profile editors, gallery
> owners and curators (May 18th);
> - An exhibition and lecture on the Imperial Oil-Turofsky Collection at the
> Hockey Hall of Fame (opening May 7th).
> The annual Photo Incubator, presented by Adobe, offers programs aimed at
> developing business ideas and solutions for commercial photograhers, and
> includes lectures, portfolio reviews and presentations.
> For information, visit  Contact guides will be available
> at LCBO stores in mid-April.

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John Brownlow