Curators and directors, art dealers, publishers and photo editors are brought together for two days during CONTACT to do portfolio reviews for established and emerging artists, with a focus on documentary, photojournalism or photo-based art practices.
This is an important event for artists with projects at advances stages 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.
Monday May 7, 6pm-8pm
Artists and photographers participating in the two day event are given the opportunity to share their work in an open forum with reviewers and invited local professionals. This exclusive, informal gathering concludes with the announcement of the Portfolio Reviews Exhibition Award winners.
The registration fee is $200 for 4 reviews.
Deadline is April 15.
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. W. Toronto
The 2012 reviewers Include:
Alexa Becker, Acquisitions Editor, Kehrer Verlag Publishers, Heidelberg
Melissa Bennett, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
Myrabelle Charlebois, Art Producer, Leo Burnett, Toronto
Song Chong, Curator, Milk Gallery, New York
Bridget Coaker, Picture Editor, Guardian and Observer; Director of Photography, Troika Editions, London
Jacques Doyon, Editor and Publisher, Magazine Ciel Variable, Montreal
Sophie Hackett, Assistant Curator, Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago
Michael Itkoff, Founding Editor, Daylight Magazine, New York
Min-Jung Jonsson, Director of Exhibitions, Fotografiska, Stockholm
Stuart Keeler, Curator & Director of Programmes, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga
Brian Morgan, Art Director, Walrus Magazine, Toronto
Bonnie Rubenstein, Artistic Director, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto
Denise Wolff, Editor, Book Program, Aperture Foundation
Paul Wombell, Independent Curator, London