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Check this out: a webseries episode was filmed in my apartment! Amazing work, Oliver Brackenbury, Mark Zanin and team -- I can't believe you barely needed to change anything to make it look like a creepy old man lived there, but I won't hold it against you. ♥

Please feel free to share this. It's open to everyone, and I'm hoping for a lot of entries!

IX GALLERY | May 1 - 31, 2012
101 - 11 Davies Avenue, Toronto Ontario | 416.461.3828
DEADLINE: February 1 2012

IX Gallery is the exhibit and event space of Colourgenics Fine Art Digital Imaging, which has provided top flight services to Canada’s foremost visual artists and photographers for more than 25 years. All works shown in the space are printed, mounted, and framed by Colourgenics.

We are currently seeking submissions for our 2012 Contact Photography Festival exhibition of cell phone camera images. This will be a juried show open to everyone (amateur, professional, young, mature, eccentrics, sports fans, politicians, students, honoured members of the business community). We want to see your best cell phone photos! Selected works will be produced in our high-end fine art facility, at our cost, and displayed for the public. If you are selected, you will have the option of purchasing your piece at the end of the show, but you don’t have to.

Submission Details:

* You can submit up to 10 images for consideration
* Images MUST have been captured with a cell phone
* Images MUST be at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.
* Please include your name, email address and phone number
* Email your submissions to

Accepted Formats:

* JPEG or TIFF File


* Filters and post-processing are permitted
* We will not share your image(s), or display them without your permission
* All artists will be credited for their images


"Our fine arts were developed, their types and uses were established, in times very different from the present, by men whose power of action upon things was insignificant in comparison with ours. But the amazing growth of our techniques, the adaptability and precision they have attained, the ideas and habits they are creating, make it a certainty that profound changes are impending in the ancient craft of the Beautiful. —Paul Valéry, Aesthetics

At the inception of our art form, someone was a photographer if he (or very occasionally she) owned and knew how to operate a camera. The early equipment was unwieldy, expensive, and temperamental, and many of the first practitioners were scientists and gentlemen of leisure. With the invention of new and more portable equipment, photographers took to the streets, and it became possible for new and dynamic events to be documented. As the equipment grew easier to use, an increasing number of families and individuals had the power and technology to capture their personal milestones, travels, and everyday experience.

Some 185 years later the camera has become a ubiquitous presence in our society; a component of that indispensable personal device, the mobile phone. Particularly in our large cities, if something notable happens on the streets, chances are good that we were there to see and record it. Not only do our day-to-day lives play out under the watchful eye of corporations and law enforcement; we are also observed by one another, everywhere, all of the time. Thus, the ordinary cell phone user has a unique opportunity to create impromptu or even covert art like never before.

Recent software advancements have paved the way for a vintage aesthetic, tracing a lineage back through the otherworldly colours of analog cross-processing, to the polaroids and faded snapshots of our childhood family albums, and the grainy immediacy of high-speed black and white.

This juried exhibit at the IX Gallery presents images captured on the phones of professional and amateur photographers, artists, and documentarians. We have solicited images from the general public as well as the fine art community, and in doing so have created a collection that demonstrates the power and infinite potential of a society in which everyone can be a photographer.

For more information, please contact Emily Lockhart:, 416.461.3828
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