SERIES Capture and CONTACT

Capture Photo Festival | The Playground

April 12-17 2018 | Opening reception April 13

CONTACT Photography Festival | Connections Gallery

May 15-June 30 2018 Opening Reception May 17

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Salina Kassam

SERIES brings together five photographers with five different stories to tell. Salina Kassam, Thomas Brasch, Larry Hayden, Skip Dean and Cory Wilyman have explored their own environments through the photographic medium.

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Thomas Brasch

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Through a lens: Our female gaze

Dates: February 1-29 2018

Deadline to apply: December 18 2017

The Connections Gallery is looking for submissions for a February photography group show.

Through a Lens: Our Female Gaze will examine how women and trans women view their world and present their stories through the medium of photography.

Each photographer will have approximately 7 feet of wall space to display their work.  

Along with the opening reception, there will be an opportunity for the artists to lecture about their work or themes found in their work.

Please send up to seven images, artist bio and statement along with a presentation proposal to carissa@alternativephotoservices.com

Costs per person: $344 plus hst

Kindred in Montreal!

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Connections Gallery

November 3 opening reception from 6-9pm
Exhibition is on until November 29

Kindred popped up in Montreal October 20 and 21st at The Ecomusée Du Fier Monde. After driving the show up from Toronto, we had a quick install before inviting eager attendees in to see the exhibition. And what a night! A full house right until the end. Saturday the show was open for general viewing, the natural light that streamed in making the space even more beautiful.

Overall, the show was a success! Seeing all of the images of the subjects who are very personal to each photographer was very moving.

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Kindred Artists pt. 2

Montreal
The Ecomusée Du Fier Monde
October 20 opening reception from 6-9pm
October 21 Open viewing from 11am-5:30pm
Toronto
Connections Gallery

November 3 opening reception from 6-9pm
Exhibition is on until November 29

Artists Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Kindred is a portrait exhibition printed entirely using permanent processes. Each photographer has submitted an image of someone within their community that they admire along with a description of their relationship to their subject. The result is an exhibition of people from all walks of life who are being celebrated through the photographic medium.
Kindred will first be popping up for two days in Montreal where we have one branch of our network within the photographic community. This exhibition is comprised of a large number of Quebec artists, allowing for a true exchange when the show is installed in Toronto this November.

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John Migicovsky

This is a portrait of Raul Duran. He was born in Mexico in 1957. He worked for Televisa a large independent broadcaster in Mexico as a photographer. In 1989 he moved to Canada where he began working as a car detailer with his friend from Mexico, Cato Batista. Raul is an artist..each car he details is his canvas. He is one of the best. I have known Raul for over 25 years. He is a gentle and compassionate man who loves his work.

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Kindred Artists Pt 1

Montreal
The Ecomusée Du Fier Monde
October 20 opening reception from 6-9pm
October 21 Open viewing from 11am-5:30pm
Toronto
Connections Gallery

November 3 opening reception from 6-9pm
Exhibition is on until November 29

Artists Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Kindred is a portrait exhibition printed entirely using permanent processes. Each photographer has submitted an image of someone within their community that they admire along with a description of their relationship to their subject. The result is an exhibition of people from all walks of life who are being celebrated through the photographic medium.
Kindred will first be popping up for two days in Montreal where we have one branch of our network within the photographic community. This exhibition is comprised of a large number of Quebec artists, allowing for a true exchange when the show is installed in Toronto this November.

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Linda Kooluris Dobbs

Physically and mentally strong, Patrick Danquah is known as a serious, very private and a mysterious man.  He is mesmerizing as he moves like a hummingbird with clear and precise form and rhythm drawn from his Ghanaian roots. The effect is like fireworks, inspiring my performance and rehearsal Latin dance photography for the last eight years. Experiencing this from the inside out, I also have been fortunate having been one of Patrick’s dance students in Toronto. Here in rest, one still feels his power.

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PALLAS 2017

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Janette Beckman

Pallas (pronounced Palace) is one of the lesser-known Greek pantheon goddesses and the origin of the name for the element Palladium. An obvious choice to describe a celebrity portrait exhibition printed using a permanent printmaking process.

At its heart, Pallas is a portrait show celebrating actors and musicians from across genres. It is also an ongoing project that aims to bring together some of the world’s top photographers and master printer Bob Carnie. Each print is made using a permanent printmaking process and seeks to create an enduring record of those whom we celebrate, and the photographer.

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Jenny Lens

Schedule of Events

Friday November 10 from 6pm-10pm

The Rivoli | 334 Queen St W

Print Auction and VIP Reception | Tickets found HERE

Join us November 10 at the Rivoli for a chance to bring home a unique permanent print of your favorite celebrity. Not bidding? You can still come check out the atmosphere at this iconic Toronto bar, listen to some old school tunes and make your own bets which print will be the evening’s top bid.

Saturday November 11 from 9am-10pm

918 Bathurst

Photography Workshops + Frank Ockenfels 3 Lecture | Tickets found HERE

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Advanced Alt Workshop

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Bob Carnie/ Gum Bichromate

December 27-30 2017

1840 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

This workshop is aimed at those people who have a desire to learn in a welcoming atmosphere how to make wonderful permanent prints and have:

-Taken a workshop with us before

-Can show that they exhibit the right knowledge base to not slow down the other printers.

The goal of this workshop will be to make a series of 15×20 prints on paper that are multiple layered images, Gum over Palladium, Duotone Gum, or Tri Tone Gum Bichromate. Your choice of process and look rather than teacher directed.

We will stay with this image size to maximize workflow for the course of four days. This size is a traditional aspect ratio for portfolio prints.

The hours of this workshop are from 8 am – 5 :30pm each day with group dinners considered after each long day.

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