‘T-DOT-AWE:’ TORONTO’S CARIBANA FEATURED; INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
“Behind the masquerade is something just as stunning.”
Toronto, ON—The 2011 Scotiabank Contact Photography festival (www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com), the largest event of its kind in the world, is slated to mark another milestone. For the first time in the history of the festival, images of Toronto’s Caribana will be on display.
The work, captured by Toronto photographer Michael Phang, ably illustrates the theme: ‘Revelry vs. Mastery, Figure vs. Ground: Imaging Caribana,’ the result of a documentary project involving Sunlime Canada, and the renowned Saldenah Mas Camp. Phang sees ‘Imaging Caribana’ as a unique look at the entire sphere of the festival. “The skill of costuming and float design is integral. The mas camp dynamic is its own animal.”
The exhibition of images, ‘Revelry vs. Mastery, Figure vs. Ground: Imaging Caribana,’ will take place Thursdays to Sundays for the entire month of May at the Canadian Auto Workers’ Union, 720 Spadina Ave., Unit #308. Hours can be confirmed by logging on to www.diffused.ca.