Today is definitely a day for well-adjusted lenses (sorry, we can’t help the optical jokes); tonight is the launch of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival featuring incredible work from the Canadian photography talent pool.
On this year’s theme:
Stimulated by the renewed global interest in street photography, this year’s festival explores the theme “Public” in a series of exhibitions, site-specific installations, and events across the city. Drawing attention to social and political issues that are framed by photographic images, the works presented challenge the distinctions between our private lives and the public sphere. CONTACT 2012 highlights how photography shapes collective experience and makes things public.
We’ll definitely be heading out to MOCCA this evening for the festival’s launch – hope to see you there!