Scotiabank “CONTACT” Photography Festival: FIGURE & GROUND, MAY 1 – 31 / 2011 Iranian Bodies & The SuchThe largest photography event in the world, is devoted to celebrating, and fostering an appreciation of the art and the profession of photography. CONTACT is held annually throughout May across the Greater Toronto Area. Includes over 1000 local, national and international artists at over 200 venues.Without the internet, these prize-winning images by Iranian photographers would never have been seen in Iran, let alone anywhere else in the world. These startling images visually represent freedom or the lack thereof. The passion of these artists is evident in their searing hunger for complete artistic and ideological freedom. This collection of radical images was organized by an unofficial body called Persbook.Curated By Edward Lucie-Smith and Carol Mark.