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Bloggers at Contact Photography Fest

It's no secret that Toronto photobloggers are known across the web for their ability to capture this city on film (or flashcard for that matter), but as this the lineup at this year's Contact Festival would demonstrate, the net is not enough.

First up is photojunkie, Rannie Turnigan, otherwise known as the glue which holds the photoblogging community together. His exhibit, Toronto Squared, opens tomorrow, April 29th at Le Petit Dejeuner (191 King E).

Toronto Squared features images shot on antique medium format cameras... hence the squared images. It is also the first show in a "Cityshoots" series featuring Toronto photobloggers at Le Petit Dejeuner.

The reception runs from 4:30-7:30pm and as you might have expected from the photojunkie himself, he'll be sharing Saturday's spotlight with other photobloggers. He's called for 120 film "squares" via a Toronto Squared flickr group and will be displaying them in a slideshow for all to see.

Toronto Squared will run until June 6th.

Up next is the DK Photo Group, made up of six locals artists and photobloggers. Their exhibit, Forgotten: The Art of Decay, will open at 6pm, May 3rd in the Steam Whistle Gallery (The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Blvd (S of the CN Tower).

This collaborative show features the work of Sean Galbraith, Jay Morrison (a blogerati'), Russel Brohier, Steve Jacobs, Lopix and Matthew Merrett. The images are of an unseen Toronto -- the abandoned homes, buildings, factories and other areas which have been shut up by the hands of time.

"We want others to be able to see what we have seen, what others do not want you to see. The rot, the neglect, the careless abandonment. Some would just bulldoze them into the earth, forever burying their stories." - DK Photo Group.

For a sneak peek, Sean Galbraith is hosting a slideshow preview of the exhibit on Flickr.


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