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May 01, 2008 16:09 ET

2nd Annual Photography Exhibition Launches on TTC Digital Network

Art for Commuters and ONESTOP Media Group launch “Contacting Toronto: Memories for the City,” a photography festival on the TTC Network: May 1st-31st, 2008

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - ONESTOP Media Group and its community art-programming partner Art for Commuters are holding their 2nd annual photography exhibition, Contacting Toronto, on ONESTOP's Toronto Transit Commission Network, as a part of CONTACT, Toronto's premier annual photography festival.

"Contacting Toronto" will showcase a total of 62 photographic stories in 31 days to over 1 million people weekly. Sharon Switzer, the show's curator, and Director of Art for Commuters, selected the work from over 120 photo submissions relating to the theme: "Memories for the City". The selections take place on the streets of Toronto and range from amusing stories to more formal visual play. The exhibition's slideshow format creates a sense of time with just a few stills.

Michael Girgis, President of ONESTOP Media Group says, "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."

Curator Sharon Switzer adds "The amount and range of work we received this year was remarkable. It seems that everyone from professional photographers to amateurs with a love of the city were excited to take part in this exhibition on the TTC. I'm sure the show will have commuters missing a train or two."

"Memories for the City" will occur on over 250 platform screens in over 40 stations throughout the TTC as a part of the CONTACT photography festival. The exhibit will air once every ten minutes and features 2 different photographers a day, in 30 second blocks of time. The top 3 exhibition photo-slide shows receive gift certificates from Toronto Image Works and are as follows:
1st Prize Winner (worth $1,000) - Chris Shepherd for 'Vacancies' ;
2nd Prize Winner (worth $300) - Peter Mason for 'Trinity Bellwoods' 3rd Prize Winner (worth $100) - Alexa Clark for 'What's Keeping Us Moving'

An exhibition schedule of all selections, including the 3 prize winners, is posted on the website. The site will also feature the photographs after they debut on the TTC. www.contactingtoronto.ca.
/For further information: Art for Commuters, the same team that produces the Toronto Urban Film Festival, Ideas for a Living City, and Words Travel Fast is organizing the 2nd Annual Photography Exhibition on Onestop’s Toronto Transit Commission Network of over 250 screens on subway platform screens. Check out our website for upcoming festival and competition details. www.art4commuters.com

ONESTOP Media Group is an Out-of-Home Digital Network company. ONESTOP's expertise in the retail, hospitality, and transit industries is recognized by clients such as, Toronto Transit Commission, Hilton Hotels, Sporting Life, National Car Rental, Queen's University and The Wall Street Journal and more. www.onestopmediagroup.com

Erin Jandciu, Communications Director, ONESTOP Media Group (P) 416-646-2744 ext.45 (E) ejandciu@onestopmediagroup.com/ IN: ENTERTAINMENT, ENVIRONMENT, MEDIA, SOCIAL, OTHER

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