2023 CONTACT Photobook Fair

CONTACT Photobook Fair

Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 11am – 5pm
Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1356 Dundas St W

The third edition of the CONTACT Photobook Fair brings together independent publishers and leading contemporary photographers to present newly released publications. The goal of the Fair is to foster opportunities for artists, publishers, and book enthusiasts to build connections, discover new projects, and exchange ideas on books and photography.

Participating publishers include:
Anchorless Press (Norfolk County, ON)
Bywater Bros. Editions (Port Colborne, ON)
Benschop Books (Denver, CO)
C Magazine (Toronto)
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography (Toronto)
Les Éditions du Renard (Montréal)
Magic Hour Press (Montréal)
Pomegranate Press (Richmond, VA)
Void (Athens/Reykjavik)
VU Photo (Quebec City)
Witty Books (Torino, Italy)
+ more to be announced!

With selected recent titles available for purchase from:
Aperture / Chose Commune / Loose Joints / Overlapse / Trespasser / Self Publish, Be Happy + more

This event is free and open to the public. Presented in partnership with Stephen Bulger Gallery.

The Photobook Dummy Reviews

Sunday, April 30, 2023 | 11am – 1pm
Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1356 Dundas St W
Deadline: April 10, 2023 by midnight EST

CONTACT is now accepting applications from photo-based artists to participate in the 2023 Photobook Dummy Reviews.

This program is open to those who are developing a photobook, or for those with well-developed projects considering the book form for their work. This is an excellent opportunity for artists to have their work seen by local and international publishers, designers, and editors in a casual, one-to-one exchange. Artists will receive conceptual and practical insight about their projects, and gain invaluable feedback for applying to the Burtynsky Grant (more information below).

Please note that due to limited space, all submissions will go through a selection process. Submissions are free. There is a $50+HST participation fee for successful applicants. For submission details visit scotiabankcontactphoto.com.

The Burtynsky Grant

Deadline: September 12, 2023

CONTACT is requesting submissions for the 2023 Burtynsky Grant—a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook.

In 2016, photographer Edward Burtynsky and CONTACT established the Burtynsky Grant to foster the creation of photobooks by Canadians. The grant supports photo-based artists who are at the advanced stages of developing a cohesive, rigorous body of work presented in book form.

For submission details visit scotiabankcontactphoto.com. The winner and honourable mentions will be announced in October 2023.

For questions about the programs, please email photobook@scotiabankcontactphoto.com.


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416 539 9595
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CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery. CONTACT embraces an inclusive and accessible approach to the medium, and cultivates collaborations with and among artists, curators, institutions, and organizations.

CONTACT is generously supported by Scotia Wealth Management, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Toronto Image Works, The Gilder, Transcontinental PLM, 3M Canada, Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, Four By Eight Signs, Beyond Digital Imaging, Saman Design, The Globe and Mail, CBC Toronto, British Journal of Photography, Hyperallergic, Aperture, Contemporary And, Momus, Art Papers, and NOW Magazine.

CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.