Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

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Event date May 1 to 31, 2018 LocationThroughout Toronto Official website Official website

A month-long festival of photography with over 1,000 local, national and international artists at more than 200 venues across Toronto each May.

Detail from the photograph 'Untitled' from the series Kuwait: A Desert on Fire (1991) by Sebastião Salgado. A man in a fire-fighting suit standing in what appears to be a spray of water is set against a backdrop of a massive inferno shooting out of a blazing oil well.

As the largest photography festival in the world, Scotiabank CONTACT is a premiere cultural event with a broad range of international programming. Every May in Toronto – whether acclaimed international artists or local emerging photographers – participants exhibit in a variety of venues, from major public museums to private galleries and many alternative spaces such as billboards and the facades of significant cultural buildings.