918 Bathurst

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Friday May 11 | 9am-5pm

Main Hall
9am | Registration + vendor hall opens
10am-10:45am | Tom Nesbitt- Running Westside Studio
11am-11:45am |  B3K Digital presents Walter Borchenko


12:00pm-1pm | lunch in vendor hall


1:00pm-2pmBryan Helm - Documenting the Motorcycle Community: An Ongoing Photographic Project

2:00-3pm | 15 minutes mini presentations by artists
3-3:30pm | Struan’s Exciting Journey as a Fashion Photographer over 4 Decades 

3:30-4pm | Michelle Yee SOFIA: The Collective and My Individual Journey


9am-4pm | B3K Digital Pop Up

4pm-5pm | networking and mingling with food

Saturday May 12 | 9am-9pm

Main Hall
9am | Registration + vendor hall opens
10am-10:45amSimone Rojas-Pick- Lonsdale Gallery
11am-11:45am |  B3K Digital presents Brendan Meadows

12:00pm-1pm | lunch in vendor hall


1:00pm-1:30pm | Mike Robinson - History of Daguerreotypes
1:30-2pm | Double Take: Architectural Photography in the 19th C.  Selections from The Hill Collection

2:00-3pm | 15 minutes mini presentations by artists
3-3:30pm | Brian St Denis - Making CONTACT
3:30-4pm | Claus Andersen Sports Photographer

4pm-5pm networking and mingling with food

5pm | B3K Digital presents: Keynote Sasha Wolf

7pm-11pm | Sakshi by Cory Wilyman reception and Alternative Photo Services Bash

9am-4pm | vendor pop ups 



Sunday May 13 | 9am-5pm

Main Hall
9am | registration + vendor hall opens
10am-10:45amGuy Lafontaine - The Ins and Outs of Photography in Quebec
11am-11:45am |  B3K presents Matthew Plexman

12:00pm-1pm | lunch in vendor hall

1:00pm-2pm | David Trattles - Documentary Photographer

2:00-3pm | 15 minutes mini presentations by artists
3-4pm | Scott Poborsa - Stephen Bulger Gallery - Preparing Work for an Exhibition




9am-4pm | vendor pop ups



Friday May 11


19 years of documenting the Motorcycle Community. Yes, he’s here speaking a year early.
Bryan will be presenting imagery from his travels across North America photographing celebrity bike builders, bike rallies and races. Bryan will discuss the logistics of working on a large scale project and the challenges of documenting such a unique community.


Based in Brooklyn, New York, Bryan Specializes in Photographing people, and off the beaten path sub cultures. Vintage Bike Racers, Mud Truckers and Cowboys, to name a few, keeps Bryan always on the go looking for adventure. Bob Carnie at
Alternative photo services has currently been printing several of his images for upcoming fine art shows.


Struan opened his studio in Toronto in May of 1970. His presentation is about his journey over the last 4 decades of how he got into Photography and ended up specializing in ‘Fashion’ and how his vision and photography changed at that point in time. He’ll recount the many adventures with various clients shooting magazine spreads, the travels to exotic places, to moving into Advertising work and the how different the 70’s and 80’s were as compared to today’s digital era as well as how he has decided to re-brand himself in today’s marketplace.

As an international ‘people’ specialist, Struan’s vivid, compelling Fashion & Beauty Advertising photographs are the result of a highly refined sense of style, impeccable lighting, and technically flawless shooting.
Struan uses urban and architectural backdrops strikingly, and many of his images have a narrative quality to them. His black & white work has a ‘film-noir’ style, stark, deeply shadowed and evocative. His ultimate skill is breathing life, emotion, and passion into a successful strategic statement.


Collaboration is the new competition.  Michelle Yee will share her story on how her life, both professionally and personally, was transformed through the forming a women’s photography collective alongside several of her peers.

Michelle Yee is a Canadian artist, photographer, and writer.  She is a co-founding member of the women’s photography collective, SOFIA, and currently splits her time between New York and San Francisco.  

Michelle has had her images shown in major publications such as Report on
Business, Chatelaine, Toronto Life, BUST magazine, and the Toronto Star and her images have also been published in numerous countries around the world
including the US, the UK, Australia and Sweden

Saturday May 12


Mike Robinson will be showing daguerreotype images and apparatus and discuss The Techniques and Material Aesthetics of the Daguerreotype.

Dr. Mike Robinson is a artist-practitioner, teacher, conservator, and historian of the daguerreotype. In June 2017 he earned his PhD in Photographic History with dissertation titled The Techniques and Material Aesthetics of the Daguerreotype. Mike taught graduate and undergraduate courses in 19th Century Photographic Processes at Ryerson University in Toronto, and has lectured and taught daguerreotype workshops in Toronto, Rochester, New York City, Lacock Abbey UK, Bry-sur-Marne France, and Kolomna Russia.


Mr. Hill will speak on the theme of replication and duplication of architectural imagery from 1850 to 1880, and will show unique pairs of prints by different photographers drawn from his collection. His collection website is www.hillcollection.com

Robert G. Hill is an architect, historian and photographer who lives and works in Toronto.  He has been collecting 19th Century architectural photographs since 1994. The Art Gallery of Ontario has recently exhibited 60 salt prints from his collection taken by the French photographer Edouard Baldus.  


Making CONTACT: Brian St. Denis discusses the history and growth of the CONTACT Photography Festival over the past 20+ years, from its grassroots beginnings to becoming one of the largest photography events in the world.

Brian St. Denis is an arts administrator and photographer living and working in Toronto. He has been the Festival Coordinator at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival since 2015. He previously was the coordinator of Boreal Collective, a group of 12 documentary photographers, and held various publishing positions at three independent Canadian magazines.


Claus Andersen- info coming soon

Sasha Wolf


This lecture will focus on the keys to an advanced body of photographic work as articulated by a selection of successful artists from Matthew Pillsbury to Kris Graves to Gus Powell. We will look at samples of their work, along with others, and hear, in their own words, how they navigate the process of creating photographic series and how they see the world, photographically. 

Sunday May 13


Aneta Filiciak 500px - info coming soon


Scott Poborsa will be discussing the fundamentals of how to curate and display an exhibition of fine art photography, for both emerging and established photographers.

Scott Poborsa is the preparator at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. In addition to working at the gallery, he is also an award-winning photographer, specializing in architecture and editorial portraiture and has attended both the Ontario College of Art & Design and the Humber College Creative Photography program. He has been working in photography and custom picture framing for over a decade, and has framed and hung well over 50 fine art exhibitions.