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Group Description

Images in this group will be screened on over 300 Pattison Onestop TTC subway platform screens, with a different photo playing once every 5 minutes all day throughout the month of May, 2012 for CONTACT Photography Festival.

We are looking for images that explore Toronto in the following ways:
- the different communities that define Toronto
- how personal relationships help make the city more livable
- current political and economic realities
- geographical boundaries
- ecological uncertainties

Contacting Toronto is curated by Sharon Switzer, co-produced by Pattison Onestop and Art for Commuters, and is an official public installation of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. It is a two-part exhibition featuring this public call for flickr images on the digital subway platform screens, and photographs from six pre-selected photographers on subway platform posters. The exhibition is supported by the Ontario Arts Council.

'We’re in this Together' allows every Torontonian to add their own voice to this public discussion about our city, during CONTACT.

Group Rules

1) This group is family friendly
So nudity, swearing, and hate speech of any kind (language or images that disparage any race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or the TTC) are prohibited.

2) We're going to use your picture
When you add a picture to this group, it will probably end up on the Contacting Toronto website and on Pattison Onestop TTC Screens. We will attribute any photos used to the contributor’s Flickr Member Name, image title, and link back to the original photograph on Flickr when it appears on our website.

3) We won't edit your photos, but ...
We will not accept vertically oriented (portrait) images. We'll be displaying all images in a horizontal 6 x 4 format, with a height of 540 pixels. If your image is narrower than this, we will display the full image. If your image is wider than this format then expect resizing and/or minor cropping for formatting purposes. If These photos do appear on high definition displays, so please upload your shots in high resolution to ensure their consideration. We won't accept images with a height of less than 540 pixels.

4) Your permission is implied
By contributing to the group, permission to post your photos to our web site and on the Pattison Onestop TTC screens during this year’s Scotiabank Contact (May 1 - 31, 2012) is implied. If for any reason you'd like your photo removed from the site, please contact a group admin and we'll gladly comply.

Thanks for reading, and we hope join!

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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