True North – X: The Best in Canadian Documentary Photography from North Korea to the Northwest Territories

May 3, 2018

May 31, 2018


Withrow Common, 200 Princes' Blvd, Toronto


Events Description

In an age of Twitter feeds, Instagram and news outlets clamouring to be the first to break a story, Canadians are becoming increasingly hungry for stories that give context and meaning to our ever-changing world. Founded in 2017 with the mission to share stories that were “Better, not Breaking”, True North Photo Journal is Canada’s only platform dedicated exclusively to publishing the country’s best documentary photography from around the world. Celebrating the publication of more than 40 Canadian photographers’ in its first year, the launch of True North Photo Journal’s limited edition photo book allows readers to digest their work with the patience and care it deserves.

Hosted at Withrow Common, one of the newest venues to be added to Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, True North – X will showcase the book’s 10 exceptional and award-winning Canadian documentary photographers, featuring subjects that are as diverse as Canada itself. Simultaneously introspective and inquisitive, compassionate and critical, their works cover a vast range of topics from Indigenous people’s special relationship with hockey to international reporting from North Korea, Nepal, the United States, Colombia and Somaliland.

“Their images do more than tell the stories of the people in them but remind us all that without them we are isolated, left with a lesser degree of understanding of the world around us,” writes Moe Doiron, former director of photography for The Globe and Mail, in the book’s forward.

Photographers: Alexis Aubin, Amber Bracken, Chris Donovan, Gavin John, Pat Kane, Isaac Paul, Renaud Philippe, Galit Rodan, Adrienne Surprenant, Kali Spitzer.

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Date & Time:May 3 to 31, 2018

Thursdays: 6pm – 9pm
Saturdays: 1pm – 5pm

Venue: Withrow Common
200 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3

Paid Parking
Public transport accessible

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