CONTACT Portfolio Reviews

Sunday May 3 & Monday May 4
10am – 5pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 2nd Floor
1214 Queen St W, Toronto

Curators, directors, publishers and photo editors are brought together for two days during CONTACT to do reviews for established and emerging artists, with a focus on documentary, photojournalism or photo-based art practices. 

This year the program will focus on the bookphoto with a number of invited publishers for the reviews and a series of related lectures, workshops, and a performance! 

This is an important program for artists and photographers 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.


Festival Launch Party 
Friday May 1, 7pm 

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Exhibition Opening and Gallery Talk 
Saturday May 2, 3 - 6pm 

The CONTACT Gallery is pleased to present Dalston Anatomy by Lorenzo Vitturi. On view from May 2 - June 15, 2015.

Portfolio Night & Reception  
Monday May 4, 7pm
This evening is an opportunity for participants to mingle and share their work  with reviewers, and peers in an informal open forum. 

Please note all participants wishing to be considered for the Portfolio Reviews Exhibition Award must attend to ensure the jury has seen your work.  

The Photo Book 
Tuesday May 5, 6pm

An evening of lectures and informal discussions on publishing with reviewers including Hannamari Shakya from Photo Raw Magazine, and Dewi Lewis form Dewi Lewis Publishing

And more to come...

Portfolio Reviews Exhibition Award

One artist will be awarded a solo exhibition presented at the CONTACT Gallery in January 2016.

A solo exhibition artist fee of $ 2185
 $2500 gift certificate from Toronto Image Works

Established in 2010 this award, chosen by the international reviewers, recognizes outstanding work presented at CONTACT’s annual Portfolio Reviews. The program was created to support and advance the careers of talented emerging photographers.

For information on the 2010, 2011 2012, 2013, 2014 exhibitions visit: