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The 2019 Burtynsky Grant

Goes to Teresa Eng for her book project « China Dream”.

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and CONTACT established the Burtynsky Grant in 2016—a $5,000 annual grant to support Canadian artists and photographers who are at the advanced stages of developing a photobook for publication.

The jury—Edward Burtynsky, Sarah Allen (Assistant Curator, Tate Modern), Maxine Proctor (Managing Editor, BlackFlash; director and co-founder, Toronto Art Book Fair) and Marcus Schubert (Director of Media, Publications & Exhibits, Burtynsky Studios)—considered many original and absorbing book projects from across Canada.

« Teresa Eng’s China Dream explores the fractured identities that second-generation diaspora experience as they straddle their birth country and their motherland. The jury was impressed by Eng’s striking, moody images, expertly sequenced to contrast memories of a place where she has never lived with a China in flux.”

The jury would like to acknowledge the following Honourable Mentions:

Valerian Mazataud, Liwa Mairin
Luis Mora, Say it With Flowers
Heather Rattray, 98 Ways to Say Very Good

On now at the CONTACT Gallery:

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Blending the Blues

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May 1–July 27
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CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery. CONTACT embraces an inclusive and accessible approach to the medium, and cultivates collaborations with and among artists, curators, institutions, and organizations.

CONTACT is generously supported by Scotiabank, Nikon Canada, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Toronto Image Works, The Gilder, Transcontinental PLM, 3M Canada, Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, Four By Eight Signs, Beyond Digital Imaging, Steam Whistle Brewing, Art Toronto, BIG Digital, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, CBC Toronto, Canadian Art, and the Metropolitan.

CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Ontario, Partners in Art, Canada Council for the Arts, the Howard Webster Foundation, Goethe-Institut, and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.
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