Scotiabank CONTACT Festival returns with Carrie Mae Weems

CBC Toronto is a proud sponsor of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography festival, the largest photography event in the world.
Carrie Mae Weems, Heave: Part I – A Case Study (A Quiet Place), installation view at Cornell University, Fall 2018. (Carrie Mae Weems and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY.)

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is back for another year, proudly supported by CBC Toronto. The largest photography event in the world, the festival highlights work from emerging and established photographers from around the globe.

Carrie Mae Weems Five-Part Exhibition

Famed African-American photographer Carrie Mae Weems headlines the festival this year, marking the first solo exhibition of her work in Canada.

Known for photographs that examine themes of race, class, gender and sexuality, her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries around the world. Weems' work will be showcased across Toronto at five different venues, including a large-scale public installation at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

You can also find work from other Canadian and international photographers at the Ryerson Image Centre, Aga Khan Museum and the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives, among other GTA locations.

Other Works To Watch

Moyra Davey, Subway Writers (detail), 2011/2014. (Moyra Davey, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York; and greengrassi, London.)

2018 Scotiabank Photography Award winner Moyra Davey's work will be part of a two-part exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre. Davey's photos focus on the meanings present in often overlooked everyday moments.

Iranian-Canadian artist Sanaz Mazinani will create a large-scale installation at the Aga Khan Museum focused on the theme of digital image creation and its impacts on media representation.

Nadia Myre, Pipe Beads. (Nadia Myre and Art Mûr.)

Nadia Myre's will showcase a multimedia project that incorporates photography, video and wallpaper and textiles at the Textile Museum of Canada. Her work aims to highlight and reclaim Indigenous traditions and stories.

CBC Talent On Display

Talia Ricci, Planet Iceland, 2016 (Talia Ricci)

Curated by CBC employees Jonathan Stainton, Anne Megas and CBC Toronto reporter Talia Ricci, the 'Falling For Film' exhibition will highlight how CBC photographers capture their environments. Talia's 'Return To Analog' series is relevant here, as this exhibition features film photography exclusively. You can find the art exhibited in the Barbabra Frum Atrium at the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto.

You can find installations and images from a variety of artists throughout the GTA from May 1 to 31. For more information, click here.