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Three Shows To Make Contact With Before It All Ends

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AS MAY FADES, SO DOES THE CONTACT FESTIVAL. STILL TIME TO SEE MAGGS, MACLEANS AND SCHOOL EYED KENYA!
(Draft article for Huffington Post Blog)
Somewhere in the great city of Toronto, there is an art lover who has seen every single Contact Festival picture hung by over 1,500 Canadian and international photographers in 175 venues throughout the city.  But for the rest of us,  it is a challenge to  see at best a few of the exhibitions that make up the  world's largest month long photography festival.  With only a few days left in the Big Show, what will you see? May I suggest three -  the late Arnaud Maggs (AGO/Ryerson), Maclean's Face to Face (Gladstone Hotel)  and the intriguing group show - IAm Standing In The Place Where I Live -by four students from Emori Joi High School in Kenya (Design Exchange)!
I Am Standing In The Place Where I Live:Christopher Nokes is a well-known figure in Toronto's art scene, and an inspirational Visual Arts teacher at the Vaughan Road Academy.…