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Posted By Noelle Pensec, Friday, April 25, 2014


ICOP couldn’t come to Toronto at a better time: May brings spring weather and exciting events to this vibrant city. One of the biggest events in the city this time of year is the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography festival. This festival, an annual Toronto event throughout the month of May, is the largest photography event in the WORLD and a premiere Canadian cultural affair. CONTACT features over 1500 artists and 175 venues across the Greater Toronto area.



CONTACT 2014 features thirteen Primary Exhibitions, hosted at various galleries and museums. There are nine Public Installations of photography which exhibit photographs in high profile public areas. However the Open Exhibitions were the original spark to this festival and are its driving force. CONTACT was founded with an open call for all to participate and display photographic work alongside established professionals, a great opportunity for emerging artists. The Open Exhibitions are hosted at over 140 locales including community centers, educational institutions, restaurants, bars, cafes, retail stores, and many other locations. Many of these Exhibitions are found along Queen Street, the city center of music, fashion, and visual arts. Of the Open Exhibitions about thirty are selected as Featured Exhibitions.



One of the CONTACT 2014 Featured Exhibitions may be of special interest to the self-professed “stereo geeks” among us. Double the Pleasure, Triple the Fun is a collection of historical stereo photographs hosted at the historic Campbell House Museum. The exhibit features stereographs dating back to the 1850s and a collection of historical and contemporary stereo viewers with which to view them. Campbell House has agreed to extend their hours beyond their posted closing time of 4:30pm on Saturday, May 3rd (just after ICOP concludes!) to accommodate ICOP attendees. Just three stops on the Subway from the ICOP venue! For more information about the exhibit, click here. RSVP here for the After-ICOP event!


Visit the CONTACT website for more information. The interactive map is a great guide to the various exhibitions throughout the city. Take advantage of this exciting event during your Toronto stay!

Tags:  blog  Contact  education  Educational Meeting  ICOP  Interactive  Mid-Year  PDC  Professional Development Committee  Special Events  Stereo  Toronto  Travel 

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Paula F. Morris CRA FOPS says...
Posted Friday, April 25, 2014
Just one more reason why this ICOP will be a wonderful event! I'm leaving for Toronto on Tuesday and can't wai tto get there. It is such an amazing place!
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Kirsten G. Locke CRA. OCT-C. RN. FOPS says...
Posted Friday, April 25, 2014
That stereo picture is really cool. It is worth considering going there after the talks. Can't wait.
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