2014 marked TUPF’s second year in Toronto. Our CommUnity theme brought out some amazing works from a lot of amazing photographers, and created some awesome connections with some amazing people and companies such as Nuvango, Gallery 918, Steam Whistle Breweries, Lowepro, Joby, and Colourgenics. This amazing collection of work and partners, helped reaffirm the strong photographic community that Toronto has and showed all of us here at TUPF that what we do has strong community ties that help keep us going. We’re very proud to showcase all of the Toronto talent that submits and pleased that you support this growing festival. We look forward to what TUPF can do next year, and we hope that you’ll be part of our community. See you in 2015!

Galleries

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Building Local Giants

We had 40 submissions to our local category and it was a difficult process selecting just 10 of those to display in our main gallery at 918 Gallery.

The 1st place for the Building Local Giants category went to Golrokh (Goldie) Keshavarz’s “Towards the New Waterfront” series depicting the revitalization efforts on Toronto’s waterfront.

Details on 2nd, 3rd, and runner ups can be seen here.

 

Building Global Giants

In our global submission category we had over 20 submissions from around the world. Again, we selected 10 to showcase at 918 Gallery.

The 1st place for the Building Global Giants category went to Colin Boyd Shafer’s “Cosmopolis Toronto” series capturing Torontonians who have a background from another country.

Details on 2nd, 3rd, and runner ups can be seen here.

 

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Golrokh Keshavarz – Towards the New Waterfront

 

 

 

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Colin Boyd Shafer – Cosmopolis Toronto

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Humans of Toronto Gallery

We partnered with Humans of Toronto to feature a gallery of their most interesting photos at Black Cat gallery.  Each photo had an embedded QR code which linked to more information about the featured humans. Beer and fun times were had!Remove featured image

The Humans of Toronto Facebook page.

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Disposable Camera Project

Started in the great city of Toronto, it is with great pride that we were able to feature the Disposable Camera Project at Section 37 Gallery. With disposable cameras in Jakarta, London, Tokyo, and many more, the Disposable Camera Project has truly gone global! Every wall was plastered with photos from around the world and there were disposable cameras placed around the gallery for participants to contribute to the project.

The DSP website and Facebook.

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Life on the Grid: 100 Years of Street Photography in Toronto

Our partnership with Toronto City Archives brought you 100 Years of Street Photography in Toronto. The exhibition featured hundreds of photos from civilian and press photographers throughout Toronto’s history. It was the first time for many visitors to the Toronto City Archives which has amazing resources on the history of our city. You can also see the huge warehouse where they thousands of boxes of historic documents.

You can see what’s going on at the archives here.

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Our workshops this year were very popular with photographers of all skill levels: from beginners learning how to use their cameras to experienced photographers looking to try out new techniques.  The workshops had a good blend of instructional and hands on time allowing everyone to apply what they just learned. The HDR and Night Photography workshops were particularly popular with many requests for additional workshops and walks!

Getting out of Auto Mode – Paul Brown
Shooting in Aperture Priority Mode – Paul Brown
HDR Workshop and Walk – Andrea Gimblett
Landscape and Urban Photography for Beginners – Chris Cramer
Night Photography Workshop and Walk – Paul Brown

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We had the opportunity to partner with excellent speakers and organizations for our “Urban Talks” session of the festival. Topics ranged from old school wet plate photography to the role of photography in the LGBTQA movement. Our selection of topics ensured something of interest for all audiences!

For the Love of Film – Chris and Grace Hughes at A Nerd’s World
Adventures in Film and Life – Blake Chorley at City of Toronto Archives
Film/Digital/Smartphonography – Cliff Davidson, Spencer Wynn, and Elizabeth Buetow at City of Toronto Archives
Nature in the City Talk – Les Luxemburger at Section 37 Gallery
What it Means to Be Seen – Eric Watters at Ryerson Image Centre

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What kind of photography festival would we be without taking some photos! Our photowalks allowed us to really connect and know our community, the people and the environment, we even learned a few things along the way!

Bloor Street Walk
Shooting in Aperture Priority Mode
Shooting in Aperture Priority Mode 2
Lost Rivers Walk
Film Camera Fun Walk
Strangers in the Park

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Friends with Strangers

We wanted to explore the role of photography in bringing people together in a normally impersonal urban environment. A TUPFer would approach strangers for a photo to be taken together. We expected a success rate of 30-40% but it ended up being 70-80%! Check out the pictures below:

May 17th   May 31st   June 14th

TUPF Couch

Our way of raising awareness for TUPF and reminding people what they love about their community! We set up the couch at Kensington Market, Big on Bloor, and 918 Gallery. Check out the pictures below:

Kensington Market Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Big on Bloor Part All!

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