Presented in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
TVO's Photography contest begins May 2 at tvo.org/photomonth
TORONTO, April 5 /CNW/ - For the fourth year in a row, TVO presents
Photography Month in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival. In May, TVO will present documentaries on air,
and contests, videos and activities online that celebrate photography
and the artists who create some of our most enduring images.
TVO Photography Month Contest presented by Henry's
Last year more than 300 people submitted eye-popping images to TVO's
Photography Month contest, resulting in a showcase of extraordinary
talent from across Ontario. Hamish Grant, from Toronto, won for his
photo titled Yesterday's Models and picked up a new camera from Henry's.
So, whether you're a seasoned shutterbug or just have a fancy for
photography, TVO invites everyone to enter the TVO Photography Month
contest to display your photographic prowess and for a chance to win a
great prize from Henry's.
Participants are eligible to win a camera from Henry's valued at $1000.
From May 2 to 30, participants may enter online at tvo.org/photomonth and must submit a photo that reflects CONTACT's theme for 2011 of figure and ground.
A panel of photo experts from Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
will select the top entries, and post them online on June 6.
From June 6 to June 13 visitors at tvo.org/photomonth can vote for their favourites.
The winner will be announced on Thursday June 16 at tvo.org/photomonth.
Who Shot It?
This year, TVO introduces a new online game at tvo.org/photomonth called Who Shot It? Every weekday in May at tvo.org/photomonth a new photo will be showcased that was donated by an artist,
professional photographer or celebrity. Vistors are asked to identify
who shot the picture. After completing a form, the photographer's name
is revealed and the participant is eligible to win a prize in a daily
TVO Photography Month Programming
Throughout the month, TVO presents documentaries that capture the power
and artistry of photography and profile artists whose lives behind the
lens are often as fascinating as the subjects in their view finders.
Close-up: Photographers at Work - Portraits - TVO Premiere
Thursday May 5, 2011 at 9 pm ET
Photographers Steve McCurry, Brigitte Lacombe, Jay Maisel, Susan
Meiselas, Miru Kim and Bruce Davidson share insights on their work and
what makes a great portrait.
John Gollings: Eye For Architecture - Canadian Premiere
Saturday May 7, 2011 at 7 pm ET
Award winning architectural photographer John Gollings takes a
photographic journey through the rapidly changing cities of Australia
David Bailey: Four Beats to the Bar and No Cheating - North American Premiere
Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 9 pm ET
Fashion photographer and artist David Bailey reflects on his career as a
Close-up Photographers at Work - TVO Premiere
Thursday May 19, 2011 at 9 pm ET
Artistic greats Gregory Crewdson, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Albert
Maysles, Andrew Moore and Sylvia Plachy discuss the impact their work
has on their lives and on culture as a whole.
Disfarmer: A Portrait of America - World Premiere
Wednesday May 25, 2011 at 9pm ET; Monday May 30 at 10 pm ET
Artists, collectors, and critics discuss the life and work of Mike
Disfarmer, whose portraits of residents of Heber Springs, Arkansas
during the two World Wars and the Great Depression were hailed as a
work of artistic genius that captured the lives and emotions of rural
Americans in difficult times.
Karsh is History - TVO Premiere
Thursday May 26, 2011 at 9 pm ET
A retrospective of Yousuf Karsh, who, from his home base in Ottawa,
became the most celebrated portrait photographer of the 20th century.
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stimulates curiosity and thought. Celebrating 40 years, TVO's vision is
to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational
media. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and supported
by thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.
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