The cinematic work of Indian photographer Dayanita Singh is on view in the primary exhibition at the annual Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto, Canada from May 1 - 31, 2011.
|Dream Villa 27, 2007, 2008 - Copyright Dayanita Singh|
More about this year's theme from the festival's website:
Focusing on our relationship to the environment, CONTACT 2011: Figure & Ground looks at how photographic images alter perception, inform knowledge, and uncover meaning. From classical portraits of the figure in the landscape to critical views of a ground transformed by human intervention, the works in this year’s festival explore the shifting tensions between humanity and nature.
Also on view are the ominous images of African youth by Dutch (fashion) photographer Viviane Sassen - these feel like a departure from her previous work that seemingly glamorized the everyday struggle of Africans as if life for most on the continent was a Marc Jacobs ad.
|Ivy, 2010 - Copyright Viviane Sassen|
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Labels: africa, indian photography, photo festival, women photographers