Canada, Toronto, 2012

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May 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm  •  Posted in CONTACT Festival, Exhibitions, News & Events by  •  0 Comments

Martin Parr, Canada, Toronto, 2012, © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Martin Parr, Canada, Toronto, 2012, © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

For this new commissioned series, Parr toured through several of Toronto’s food-centric shopping locations and created a portrait of the city through the tastes we share. The resulting installation of large-format photographs, presented at a central location that officially represents the city, creates a mosaic of flavours that playfully shows Torontonians the extent to which “we are what we eat.” Of the 52 images on display at Metro Hall, half are from this exploration of Toronto, while the other images situate this local context in a larger collection of Parr’s food imagery taken around the world.

This guest post by Samantha Detwiler is brought to you by CONTACT festival. For the complete schedule of events and exhibition, visit www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com.

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