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March 06, 2008 08:49 ET

2nd Annual Photo Exhibition Launches with Call for Submissions

ONESTOP Media Group and Art for Commuters launch Contacting Toronto: “Memories for the City.” a photography festival on the Onestop TTC Network May 1-31

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - ONESTOP Media Group (OMG) and its community art programming partner Art for Commuters (A4C) are holding their 2nd annual photography exhibition, Contacting Toronto, on the ONESTOP TTC Network as a part of CONTACT, Toronto's premier annual photography festival.

From March 5th to April 18th A4C is requesting photographers to submit a series of 5-8 photos related to the venue theme: "Memories for the City". The exhibit will focus on stories that take place on the streets of Toronto… love stories, playful stories, frustrating stories, stories of chance encounters and sad goodbyes. Sharon Switzer, the show's curator and Director of Art for Commuters, will select photo-slideshows to be featured on the platform screens and Web site each day throughout the month of May.

A4C Program Director and Curator Sharon Switzer says: "This year's theme should allow artists and amateur photographers alike to create memorable images. And our slideshow format allows photography to take the place of video - creating narratives with just a few stills. I am very excited to see what stories people have to share - what memories they want to offer the city."

"Memories for the City" will occur on over 200 platform screens in over 40 stations throughout the TTC as a part of the CONTACT photography festival. The exhibit can be seen 6 times per hour and features 2 or 3 different photographers a day, in 30 second blocks of time. "Memories for the City" will display a total of sixty to ninety community-generated photography stories to over 1million people a day.

"This program compliments the CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival beautifully because it allows fans of the medium to take part in the event in various platforms," says Emily McInnes, Director of Creative Development for CONTACT. "Not only will they be able to see the photography of up-and-coming artists on Onestop's screens all over the city, but also from their very own computer monitor at home."

Michael Girgis, President of ONESTOP Media Group adds, "As a growing distribution channel for the arts community, we are very proud to once again support the CONTACT festival. We are excited to enrich the commuter experience with more arts and cultural programming. "

For full exhibition details and instructions on how to submit photos please visit www.contactingtoronto.ca.

/For further information: Sharon Switzer, Director - Art For Commuters
(P) 647-998-8132 (E) contact@art4commuters.com

Art for Commuters puts art on urban screens. The same team that produces The Toronto
Urban Film Festival, Words Travel Fast, and Ideas for a Living City - Student Shorts Competition is organizing this photography exhibition on the Onestop Network of TTC screens. Visit our website for more information on this and other programs, including upcoming deadlines. www.art4commuters.com

ONESTOP Media Group is an internationally award winning turn-key Out-of-Home Digital Media Network operator for the mass transit, retail, hospitality, education and conference industries. ONESTOP's expertise is recognized by clients such as Toronto Transit Commission, Hilton Family of Brands, Sporting Life, The Wall Street Journal, and Retail Council of Canada. www.onestopmediagroup.com

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