LE MOIS DE LA PHOTO A MONTREAL presents the program of its 11th presentation - September 10 - October 11, 2009

    MONTREAL, Sept. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The 11th presentation of LE MOIS DE LA
PHOTO A MONTREAL will be held from September 10 to October 11, 2009. Organized
around the theme "The Spaces of the Image," developed by French Guest Curator
Gaelle Morel, the event will feature 24 solo exhibitions and public space
interventions in a variety of different sites throughout the city. Artists
from 13 countries, including Canada, will explore the question of mechanisms
and staging in contemporary photography. Several works will be presented for
the first time in Canada, including new works especially created for LE MOIS
    The program of exhibitions will be spread across 3 boroughs in Montreal:
Ville-Marie, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, and Le Sud-Ouest. The event launch will be
held on September 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Les Ateliers Jean Brillant, an exhibition
site located in a former industrial building in the Saint-Henri district of Le
    To compliment the exhibitions an array of activities will be offered: a
series of openings, artists' talks, a program of cultural mediation offered to
the general public and to students, and an international colloquium to be held
on Friday, October 2 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA).
    Thanks to the generosity of our partners, all of our exhibitions and
activities open to the general public will be presented free of charge.
    Also titled "The Spaces of the Image," the publication accompanying LE
MOIS DE LA PHOTO A MONTREAL 2009 is edited by Gaelle Morel and brings together
new and original contributions by art historians and critics interested in
scenographic issues. Lavishly illustrated with the works of the participating
artists, this bilingual reference book will be available in bookstores and in
several exhibition sites during the event.
    For the 2009 event, LE MOIS DE LA PHOTO A MONTREAL will renew its
presentation of awards to artists. The "Contact Image People's Choice Award"
will reward the public's favourite artist with a grant of $1,500. The public
can vote online on our Web site before September 25. The "Dazibao Award" will
enable an artist to produce a book for "Les portables" series (the book by the
2007 winner will be available during the event). In addition, a photography
contest will be organized for young Québécois by Le Consulat Général de France
à Québec and L'Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse. The recipients of the
awards will be announced on October 2 at 5:30 p.m., immediately following the
colloquium at the CCA.
    As part of its first fundraising campaign, "Move beyond the frame and
into the picture!," LE MOIS DE LA PHOTO A MONTREAL seeks support in order to
help continue its activities and make each presentation into a unique,
innovative event. Donations can be made online.
    The official program is available in the exhibition sites, at our
distribution partners, and can be downloaded on our Web site.
    For more information, please visit our Web site www.moisdelaphoto.com, or
our page on the social networks Facebook and Twitter.

    LE MOIS DE LA PHOTO A MONTREAL is an international biennale of
contemporary photography first presented in 1989, to celebrate the 150th
anniversary of the invention of photography. In 2009, the event received the
Imperial Tobacco Canada Foundation's inaugural Arts Achievement Award.

    Dates: September 10 to October 11, 2009
    Event launch: Thursday September 10 at 6:30 pm, Ateliers Jean Brillant,
    3550 St-Jacques St. W.
    Colloquium: Friday October 2, 1:30 - 5:30 pm, CCA, 1920, Baile St.
    Web site: www.moisdelaphoto.com
    Cost: All the exhibitions and activities open to the general public are
    free of charge

For further information:

For further information: Marie-Catherine Leroux, Le Mois de la Photo à
Montréal, (514) 390-0383, Cell: (514) 239-2750, mc.leroux@moisdelaphoto.com

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