Preview: Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

In Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Black and White Photography, Photographer, Art Fair on April 16, 2014 at 6:33 pm


David Favrod, Autoportrait en pouple, 2009

David Favrod, Autoportrait en pouple, 2009


This May, Toronto beckons photographers and lovers of the medium to once again make a pilgrimage to one of the largest photography festivals in the world.

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is an annual event in May with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1997 and now a charitable organization, the Festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography, through a diverse range of programmes.

As a leading proponent of photography, the Festival increases exposure and recognition for local, Canadian and international artists and is committed to advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation in photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.8 million. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.

The launch of the festival will take place at Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Art on May 2nd. Participating artists will be in attendance along with DJ Brendan Canning, Grolsch beer and wine provided by Stratus Vineyards.

For More Information: Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

On site: Best of the AIPAD Photography Exhibition, NYC, NY

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm

2014 Aipad

Another great year at this grand display of vintage and contemporary photography. Eighty-four dealers, most domestic but with a growing contingent from Europe, Canada,  South America, Japan and China.

The exhibition supplies a booth map to each attendee, so we will include the booth number and Gallery of where we suggest you view some outstanding prints.

401 Howard Greenberg

Shomei Tomatsu prints

415 Gary Edwards

Doisneau contact prints

325 Verve

Cy DeCosse prints

121 Throckmorton

Assorted Latin prints

108 Paci

Machu 3d carbon prints

305 Joseph Bellows

Davies LA building prints

221 Robert Mann

Brouws Coaling towers series

For more information: AIPAD


Thursday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m

Notable: New 55 Film Kickstarter Campaign, Bob Crowley

In Black and White Photography, Hardware on April 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm


Due to the ubiquity of the internet and digital age, many people have departed the realm of analogue photography for its more modern counterpart. But the tangible and nostalgic feel of an instant film camera, not to mention its aesthetic and technical qualities, is still yearned for by many at one time or another. Bob Crowley of New55 Film has endeavored to bring something new to the 4×5 film format, but he needs help to bring it to market. Consequently, he has turned to every ambitious, shallow-pocketed entrepreneur’s friend Kickstarter for help. 

New55 FILM is a new instant 4×5 film that produces a superb negative, and a positive print too….Although New55 FILM is based on a similar single-shot architecture as old Polaroid type 55, New55 FILM will trade upon its own unique tonal character and evince different features in performance.

As a New55 FILM backer you will be making history.  But you will also be constructing the future of Post-Digital professional darkroomless analog photography.  Here, we — a group of artists (from every continent) — will take up the means of production.  Where large-scale industrial capacity has failed to adapt to the major technological and behavioral shifts from the rise of digital photography, a small-scale factory that is modular, scalable, and humane in its flexibility will begin manufacturing an important and necessary photographic material — New55 FILM.  We now have the opportunity and the responsibility to make it happen.


 Crowley’s highly ambitious undertaking has a great deal of moving parts to fund, so he’s asking for a $400,000 investment.   At the time of this posting, he has currently found support to the tune of approximately $50,000; the Kickstarter campaign ends May 5th. Investing hard-earned money aside, it’s well worth the time to at least delve further into New55′s project. 
For More Information on New 55 and it’s fundraiser: New55 Blog and New55 Kickstarter




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