CONTACT CONTINUED: Complete List of the Ongoing Exhibitions

Office door opening to large mounds of small photographs piled for gallery installation
Photography by Ahmed Sirry for Mixed Bag Mag.

TORONTO’S ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
Missed it? Oops! Well good news is you can still catch a few more exhibits running past the May 31 end date. Here’s Mixed Bag Mag’s comprehensive list of what’s still on for Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

LOCAL TORONTO PHOTOGRAPHERS

  1. ENDING JUNE 8 – Edith Maybin’s THE GIRL DOCUMENT @ O’born Contemporary
  2. ENDING JUNE 9 – Janieta Eyre’s THE MUTE BOOK @ Katherine Mulherin Art Projects
  3. ENDING JUNE 16 – Sara Angelucci’s PROVENANCE UNKNOWN  @ Art Gallery of York University
  4. ENDING JUNE 16 – Mark Peckmezian PORTRAIT @ Harbourfront Centre
  5. ENDING JUNE 28-  Janieta Eyre CONSTRUCTING MYTHOLOGIES @ University of Toronto Art Centre Lounge
  6. ENDING JULY 7 – Mark Filipiuk SKOLA / SCHOOL @ Art Gallery of Mississauga


CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS

  1. ENDING JUNE 29 – Andrew Wright’s PENUMBRA @ University of Toronto Art Centre


INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

  1. ENDING JUNE 9 – Chris Marker’s (France) MEMORY OF A CERTAIN TIME @ Tiff
  2. ENDING JUNE 15 – Erik Kessels’ (Holland) 24HRS IN PHOTOGRAPHY @ Contact Gallery
  3. ENDING JUNE 15 – Danny Lyon’s (United States)  THE BIKERIDERS @ Stephen Bulger Gallery
  4. ENDING JUNE 15 – Doug Ischar’s (United States)  UNDERTOW @ Gallery 44 & VTape
  5. ENDING JUNE 29 – Botto + Bruno (Italy) I WAS ALREADY LOST @ Pari Nadimi Gallery
  6. ENDING SEPTEMBER 2 – Sebastião  Salgado’s (Brazil) GENESIS @ The Royal Ontario Museum
  7. ENDING OCTOBER 20 – Various Artists LIGHT MY FIRE @ Art Gallery of Ontario
  8. ENDING JANUARY 2014(India) Raja Deen Dayal’s BETWEEN PRINCELY INDIA AND THE BRITISH RAJ @ The Royal Ontario Museum 


Photography by Ahmed Sirry for Mixed Bag Mag.

MIXED BAG MAG ON THE STREET: Hitting the pavement at Caribana

Dancer at Caribana.

As if we didn’t see enough colour at Toronto’s Festival of India, when we arrived at this year’s Caribana Parade it looked like a bag of skittles had scattered out onto Lakeshore. Mango yellows, deep maroons and fiery reds cooled by jade greens and watery blues.

Caribbean culture is a truly hybrid culture(s) with each country representing a mix due to the dark side of history – slavery, migrations of indentured workers, and colonialism but Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Festival (Caribana) is the celebration of what can happen when people with diverse music, food, dance and religion end up living together in a new place – a new world emerges.

The opening up of immigration in the 70s attracted many people from places like Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago. The result, 45 years later, is the warming up of Toronto with this hot festival.

For more information on the festival visit www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com or follow on Facebook and twitter @TO_Carnival.

Dancer at Caribana.
Dancer at Caribana.
Dancer at Caribana.
Dancer at Caribana.
Dancer at Caribana.
Dancer at Caribana.
Dancer at Caribana.
Dancer at Caribana.
Dancer at Caribana.
Dancer at Caribana.
Dancer at Caribana.
Dancer at Caribana.
Photography by Leah Snyder & Ahmed Sirry for Mixed Bag Mag.

BRAZILFEST: Rain & Shine

Brazilfest 2012

None of us believed that the shadow of clouds was going to dampen the day. With more than enough thunderous banging of the drums by Toronto’s Maracatu Baque Bamba we were distracted from the fact that a storm was indeed brewing.

But despite all of us being collectively caught unprepared in the end when the sun came back so did we. No better way to dry off then by dancing!

In fact the summer heat combined with the tropical downpour seemed to suit and in the end MIXED BAG MAG’s first Brazilfest ended up being a great way to spend a Sunday.

For more on the festival visit www.brazilfest.ca or follow on Facebook & Twitter.

Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012
Brazilfest 2012

Photography by Leah Snyder & Ahmed Sirry for Mixed Bag Mag.