Thursday 24 April 2014

Portfolio reviews at Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto

© Ian Willms, from the series The Road to Nowhere, 2012-13. Winner of the 2013 Portfolio Reviews Exhibition Award.

Just a heads up to our readers in Canada. On Sunday 4 and Monday 5 May, our Editor in Chief Tim Clark will be participating alongside a whole host of curators and directors, publishers and photo editors who have been brought together for two days during Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto, Canada to do 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 advanced 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.

2014 Reviewers include:

Mauro Bedoni Photo Editor, Colors, Milan

Matthew Brower Lecturer in Museum Studies, University of Toronto

Laurence Butet-Roch Photo Editor, Polka, Paris

Johan Hallberg-Campbell International Board of Editors, Photo Raw, Helsinki

Federica Chiocchetti Independent Curator and Founder, Photocaptionist, London

Tim Clark Editor-in-Chief and Director, 1000 Words, London

Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw Editor, Exposure, Los Angeles

James Estrin Senior Staff Photographer, New York Times, New York

Kristen Gresh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Cheryl Newman Photography Director, The Telegraph Magazine, London

Bonnie Rubenstein Artistic Director, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto

Jonathan Shaughnessy Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Stefano Stoll Director, Images Festival, Vevey

Amber Terranova Freelance Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker, New York

Shelbie Vermette Director of Photography, The Grid, Toronto

Fu Xiaodong Independent Curator, Beijing

Portfolio Reviews Exhibition Award

One artist will be awarded with a solo exhibition presented at the CONTACT Gallery in January 2015. The award includes a $1000 credit at Vistek, and a $2500 credit at Toronto Image Works. Chosen by a jury of international professionals in the field of photography, this award recognises outstanding work presented at the Portfolio Reviews. The programme was created to support and advance the careers of talented emerging photographers.

Related Events

Portfolio Night & Cocktail Reception
Monday 5 May, 7pm
Artists and photographers are given the opportunity to share their work in an open forum with reviewers and invited local professionals.

Stories and Pictures
Tuesday 6 May, 5pm
Join James Estrin from the New York Times and Cheryl Newman from the Telegraph for an evening of lively discussions about identity and documentary today. The evening will also include a Q&A with members of the Boreal Collective moderated by Shelbie Vermette, Director of Photography, The Grid.

Stay for the afterparty with the band Das Piumas.
Presented with the Boreal Collective.

The Review Days take place at The Gladstone Hotel and the cost is $200 for 4 reviews. For those interested in attending, there may still be slots available. Please check with the organisers at Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival here.