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Jason Fulford
Visual Language: How Pictures Speak to Each Other
Friday May 4 & Saturday May 5, 2018
10am – 5pm / $150 + HST / Limited to 12 participants

New York-based photographer Jason Fulford will lead a two-day, photo-based workshop during CONTACT 2018. Spending time with the Toronto Reference Library's Picture Collection, Fulford will guide artists through in-depth discussions and hands-on activities centered around the processes of editing and sequencing images. Fulford will propose a series of exercises using found images and words that are designed to offer new perspectives and associations for artists when looking at their own work and editing. In addition, artists will have the opportunity to edit and sequence each others’ personal projects, offering insights on how the work could be presented as an exhibition or book.

Please note that due to limited space, all submissions will go through a selection process. To register, please submit five (5) images from one body of work with a brief description of the project.

Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of J&L Books. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a frequent lecturer at universities, and has led workshops across the United States, Japan, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Lithuania, Germany, and Spain. His monographs include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs for $$$ (2006), The Mushroom Collector (2010), Hotel Oracle (2013), Contains: 3 Books (2016), Clayton's Ascent (2018) and Work In Progress (2018). He co-authored the photobook for children This Equals That (2014) with Tamara Shopsin, and co-edited The Photographer’s Playbook (2014) with Gregory Halpern. Fulford’s photographs have been described as open metaphors. As an editor and an author, a focus of his work has been on the subject of how meaning is generated through association.

Tom Saater with Liz Ikiriko
Project Development: Representation & Collaboration
Saturday May 19 & Sunday May 20, 2018
10am – 5pm / $150 + HST / Limited to 12 participants

Nigerian documentary photographer Tom Saater with Toronto-based photo editor/curator Liz Ikiriko will lead a two-day immersive editing workshop focusing on developing individual’s projects through group critiques. The workshop will address conceptual and practical issues of representation, collaboration, and the responsibility of the photographer. Saater will share his unique experiences working in Africa and the importance of relationship building with your subjects. Ikiriko will share her knowledge of reading images and the role of collaboration within editorial markets.

Please note that due to limited space, all submissions will go through a selection process. To register, please submit five (5) images from one body of work with a brief description of the project.

Tom Saater is a Nigerian documentary photographer and short-film maker. His work has been exhibited internationally at the International Centre of Photography Museum New York, University of Oxford UK, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark, Venice Biennale, and Addis Foto Festival, among others. He has been commissioned and published by The New York Times, The Telegraph UK, Japan Times, BBC, Human Rights Watch, WFP, UN, and Oxfam. He is a contributor on Everyday Africa @everydayafrica.

Liz Ikiriko is an independent curator and photo editor. She has worked on national publications including The Ethnic Aisle, Toronto Life, and Macleans. As a curator, she has organized exhibitions with BAND Gallery, Wedge Curatorial Projects, Sheridan College, and the National Music Centre. She has juried and reviewed portfolios at Ryerson University, CONTACT Photography Festival, Flash Forward Annual, and the CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. She is currently an MFA candidate in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University in Toronto.

Robyn Zolnai
Gallery Practices for the Emerging Photographer
Wednesday May 16, 6:30 – 9:30pm / $25

Robyn Zolnai offers first-hand expertise in the photography art market for those pursuing a career as a professional artist/photographer. She will share stories and examples from successful emerging and established photographers about their practices, as well as answer questions on the fundamentals of becoming a professional photographer and navigating the art market. This seminar will cover a variety of topics ranging from building a portfolio, how to value and edition work, understanding gallery structures, and setting professional goals.

Robyn Zolnai completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at York University in 2008. From 2010 to 2012 she attended Ryerson University where she obtained a Master of Arts in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. Robyn is currently the sales manager at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, and a guest lecturer on collecting photography and career development for emerging photographers at various high schools, colleges, and universities in Ontario.


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Final weeks! Continues through March 10, 2018

CONTACT fosters and celebrates the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery.

CONTACT, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997, is generously supported by Scotiabank, Nikon Canada, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Vistek, Dentons Canada LLP, Toronto Image Works, The Gilder, Transcontinental PLM, 3M Canada, BIG Digital, Waddington's Auctioneers and Appraisers, Four By Eight Signs, Beyond Digital Imaging, Steam Whistle Brewing, Art Toronto, The Gladstone Hotel, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, CBC Toronto, and Canadian Art.

CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of Celebrate Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Ontario, Partners in Art, Canada Council for the Arts, the Howard Webster Foundation, Mondriaan Fund, Goethe-Institut, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.





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