From the JBIA press release
“The Junction Business Improvement Area (BIA) is proud to be presenting more photographers in the 2009 CONTACT Photography festival than before.”
The 13th annual CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival—the largest photography event in the world—throughout May more than 1,000 Canadian and international image artists and photographers are showcased at more than 210 venues. The Junction, one of Toronto’s major arts communities, has more venues in six short blocks than anywhere in Toronto (25 venues and 38 photographers).
On Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., all 25 venues will be holding opening night receptions. The entire Junction will be like one large gallery with viewers bustling up and down the streets between venues. Augmenting this exciting festival, the Junction BIA is honoured to present a free outdoor screening on May 2 at 9 p.m. of Jennifer Baichwal’s 2006 documentary “Edward Burtynsky: Manufactured Landscapes”. This visually stunning film follows the world renowned Toronto photographer showing his spectacular photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes, specifically China’s massive industrial revolution. Burtynsky’s photographs are treasured in museums around the world: National Gallery of Canada, the Bibliotèque Nationale in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum in New York. This internationally published photographer currently sits on the Board of CONTACT.