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Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

See Food at Toronto’s Pearson Airport

This untitled image is one of Martin Parr photos installed at Toronto Pearson International Airport (photo: Martin Parr/Magnum Photos)

This untitled image is one of Martin Parr photos installed at Toronto Pearson International Airport (photo: Martin Parr/Magnum Photos)

APRIL 24 TO AUGUST 30  Everyday life gains new layers of meaning when it’s viewed through the camera lens of acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr. As part of May’s Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Parr, a member of the prestigious Magnum photo agency, blew up his images of one of our most mundane activities, eating, and installed them for the rest of the summer at this country’s busiest air-travel hub. Fascinating, perhaps even a tad embarrassing, the pictures represent both a unique way by which Parr documents his travels as well as a satirical questioning of Western consumers’ relationship with food.  —Anna Marszalek

• Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal One, 3111 Convair Dr., 416-247-7678; torontopearson.com
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Contact Photography Festival Daily Pick: Norman Wong

Where Toronto brings you a new image for each day of the 2013 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, which runs throughout May with exhibitions at more than 175 venues across the city.

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Courtesy of Arts and Crafts

Courtesy of Arts and Crafts

Photo: Gentleman Reg
Artist: Norman Wong
Exhibition: From May 23 to June 15, Fashion and celebrity photographer Norman Wong displays his portraits of musicians from Toronto’s Arts and Crafts record label, in celebration of the company’s 10th anniversary. These images of Broken Social Scene members and many other artists can be viewed at the Arts and Crafts pop-up at 1093 Queen St. W.

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Contact Photography Festival Daily Pick: Patrick Lee

Where Toronto brings you a new image for each day of the 2013 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, which runs throughout May with exhibitions at more than 175 venues across the city.

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Contact Photography Festival Toronto - Index G

Photo: Untitled, 2012
Artist: Patrick Lee
Exhibition: From May 4 to June 9, Index G hosts Hong Kong-based artist Lee, whose photographs of everyday objects that nonetheless provoke in him “an understanding of life and an awakening to a new level of experience.”

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Contact Photography Festival Daily Pick: Shane Fester and Kevin Morris

Where Toronto brings you a new image for each day of the 2013 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, which runs throughout May with exhibitions at more than 175 venues across the city.

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Contact Photography Festival Toronto - Evergreen Brickworks

Photo: Toronto Reference Library, 2012
Artist: Shane Fester and Kevin Morris
Exhibition: From May 1 to 31, the Evergreen Brick Works presents Fester and Morris’s images of empty spaces, which explore absence and comment on both modern architecture and economics.

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Contact Photography Festival Daily Pick: Richard Barnes

Where Toronto brings you a new image for each day of the 2013 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, which runs throughout May with exhibitions at more than 175 venues across the city.

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Courtesy of Bau-Xi Photo

Courtesy of Bau-Xi Photo

Photo: Murmur 01 November 15, 2005
Artist: Richard Barnes
Exhibition: From May 1 to 31, Bau-Xi Photo displays Barnes’s “Murmur” series, which depicts the surreal effects of flocks of starlings flying above Rome and its suburbs.

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Contact Photography Festival Daily Pick: Botto + Bruno

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Courtesy of Pari Nadimi Gallery

Courtesy of Pari Nadimi Gallery

Photo: Lost Time IV, 2013
Artist: Botto + Bruno
Exhibition: From May 8 to June 29, Botto + Bruno present a wall-sized installation—comprising text, drawings, photographs and photo collages—at Pari Nadimi Gallery. The Italian duo’s work depicts marginal spaces as part of an examination of “the revolts, wishes, and dreams of the suburbs.”

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Contact Photography Festival Daily Pick: Edith Maybin

Where Toronto brings you a new image for each day of the 2013 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, which runs throughout May with exhibitions at more than 175 venues across the city.

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Courtesy of O'Born Contemporary

Courtesy of O’Born Contemporary

Photo: Untitled, 2013
Artist: Edith Maybin
Exhibition: From May 10 to June 8, Edith Maybin presents her series “The Girl Document” (in which the above image is included) at O’Born Contemporary. In these layered, surreal still lives, the celebrated photographer seeks to reveal something of “the liminal space between girl and woman.”

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Contact Photography Festival Daily Pick: Doug Ischar

Where Toronto brings you a new image for each day of the 2013 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, which runs throughout May with exhibitions at more than 175 venues across the city.

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Photo: MW 1, 1985/2009
Artist: Doug Ischar
Exhibition: From May 3 to June 15, Gallery 44 presents American artist Ischar’s “Marginal Waters” photographs, which depict notions of queer masculinity in the 1980s, as well as a selection of his video installation work from the 1990s.

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Contact Photography Festival Daily Pick: Arnold Newman

Where Toronto brings you a new image for each day of the 2013 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, which runs throughout May with exhibitions at more than 175 venues across the city.

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© Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images

© Arnold Newman Properties/Getty Images

Photo: Henry Moore, Much Hadham, England, 1966-72
Artist: Arnold Newman
Exhibition: From May 2 to October 20, the Art Gallery of Ontario highlights its photographic collection—which began with the 1977 purchase of Newman’s collage portrait shown above—with an exhibition entitled “Light My Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography.” As its title suggests, the show considers a number of philosophical and artistic propositions about image making, and features more than 200 works by such photographers as Edward Steichen, Richard Avedon, Liz Magor and many others.

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Contact Photography Festival Daily Pick: Jonathan Hobin

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Courtesy of the Gladstone Hotel

Courtesy of the Gladstone Hotel

Photo: Seal Heart, 2010
Artist: Jonathan Hobin
Exhibition: From May 2 to 31, the Gladstone Hotel presents Jonathan Hobin’s “In the Playroom,” a provocative series of photographs in which children reenact significant—and decidedly non-innocent—events from recent world history.

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Contact Photography Festival Daily Pick: Shai Kremer

Where Toronto brings you a new image for each day of the 2013 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, which runs throughout May with exhibitions at more than 175 venues across the city.

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Courtesy of Julie M Gallery

Courtesy of Julie M Gallery

Photo: Abstract No. 3, from the series “World Trade Centre Concrete Abstracts,” 2012
Artist: Shai Kremer
Exhibition: From April 11 to May 26, Shai Kremer presents two ongoing series of photo-based works at Julie M Gallery. “World Trade Centre Concrete Abstracts” is composed of collage-style works depicting the progress the World Trade Centre’s reconstruction over the past 10 years, while “Notes from the Edges” highlights “includes unsettling portraits of Manhattan’s skyline, shot from the city’s derelict fringes”

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Contact Photography Festival Daily Pick: Danny Lyon

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Photo: Etherton Gallery and Stephen Bulger Gallery

© Etherton Gallery and Stephen Bulger Gallery

Photo: Crossing the Ohio, Louisville, 1966
Artist: Danny Lyon
Exhibition: From May 11 to June 15, the camera’s power to record for the masses places, people and events that would otherwise be clandestine is observed at Stephen Bulger Gallery, which this month features Danny Lyon’s seminal “Bikeriders” series of images. Shot between 1963 and ’67, Lyon’s photos represent a pioneering effort in the then-novel field of participatory journalism. In the manner of contemporaries like Hunter S. Thompson and George Plimpton, Lyon fully immersed himself in his subject—in this case, Chicago’s Outlaws motorcycle club, of which he became a member—to provide an intimate and truly authentic view of an American counterculture.

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