Fall is here, and Toronto’s ravines are at their most stunning. Out of sight and out of mind for much of the year, during fall the ravines force themselves back into the public consciousness. They catch our eye as we cross the Bloor Viaduct; turn our heads as we drive along the Don Valley Parkway; and keep us guessing as to the timing of the annual salmon run.
To celebrate their central place in Toronto’s “emotional geography”, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and Patagonia Toronto are launching a call for submissions for a special photography exhibition illustrating the ravines: #Fall4Ravines.
Submit your best shot of Toronto’s ravines on Instagram using the hashtags #fall4ravines and #lovetheravines before October 29, and you could see your work on display at Patagonia’s store in Toronto’s Fashion District, from November 6 to December 5.
The exhibition will run from November 6 to December 5 at Patagonia's store in Toronto's Fashion District (500 King St West). A panel of judges will select the best entries:
- Jason van Bruggen (Partner at Dot Dot Dash)
- Megan Torza (Partner at DTAH and curator of RavinePortal)
- Susan Drysdale (Digital photographer)
The show will be curated by Phil Anderson, Executive Director of Gallery 1313.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Patagonia Toronto and members of the Love the Ravines coalition are seeking entries for a curated exhibition of photography illustrating the city’s unique ravines in the context of a rapidly urbanizing and expanding Toronto.The exhibition will hang from November 6 to December 5 at Patagonia Toronto (500 King St. West), viewable during store hours. A reception will be held on December 3 at 5-7 p.m.
Entries are to be submitted using Instagram and tagged with the hashtags #fall4ravines and #lovetheravines. Only submissions tagged with both hashtags will be accepted. All submissions will be uploaded onto www.lovetheravines.com.
Deadline for submissions: October 29, 2014. Entries will be selected by a judging panel and curated by Phil Anderson, Executive Director of Gallery 1313. Accepted entrants will be notified by October 31, and are required to submit a high resolution print of their photograph ready to hang on November 5. Prizes will be awarded to winning entries.
Once you’ve entered, why not check out the other entries on our crowd-sourced map at www.lovetheravines.com. You can also sign our petition to add your voice to the thousands asking Toronto City Council to add them to Ontario’s Greenbelt.
Love the Ravines is a coalition of not for profits and businesses working to promote access to and enjoyment of Toronto’s ravines and protect them permanently through adding them to Ontario’s Greenbelt. The Greenbelt provides permanent protection to almost 2 million acres of farmland, forests and wetlands.
For more information contact Felix Whitton at firstname.lastname@example.org