Now the largest in the world, the CONTACT Photography Festival is soon to take over every available space in Toronto. From subway stations to bars, restaurants and most prominently the Lomography Gallery Store Toronto! Provided by Lomography with film, Lomo LC-A+ and Diana F+ cameras as well as the location to house workshops, the Toronto Lomography Pop-Up Collective was formed with only a month to lovingly create the photos that make up this exciting exhibit.
CONTACT is an annual festival of photography in Toronto, with over 1000 local, national and international artists exhibiting at more than 200 venues. Founded as a not-for-profit organization 15 years ago, the festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography. It is now the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.
Toronto Lomography Pop-Up Collective is an alternative, self-trained, experimental group representing the social fabric of Toronto. Coming together for one month, they pushed the limits of their creative practice through the lens of the Diana F+ and Lomo LC-A+. To respond to the Contact 2011 theme their process included weekly workshops at the Lomography Gallery Store Toronto, individual experimentation and a renegade approach to imagining, committing to and executing a body of work. Their experience with analogue ranges from members who primarily shoot film, to digital photographers making their first delve into the analogue world. The result is an exhibit featuring stories across the city of Toronto – from urban tent cities to dual identities of women – in an eclectic collection that thinks critically about the concepts of “Belonging and Space”.
More information about the exhibit location and times here