Have you ever attended Toronto Pride? This is a public OPEN CALL for your photos from the 1970s to now! 

Through The Magenta Foundation‘s Leadership Lab pilot program and using the LGBTQ2+ ArQuives — the only LGBTQ2+ archive in Canada with a national scope — the organizations are producing a comprehensive research project, exhibition, and catalogue focused on Toronto Pride from 1970 to the present.

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of The ArQuives. To commemorate this important milestone, the Magenta Foundation is partnering with the ArQuives to produce the first ever Toronto Pride Exhibition and Publication seen in this context and presented to a national and global audience. The catalogue launch and exhibition will close the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and coincide with the 50th anniversary of the ArQuives in June 2023.

Everyone is welcome to submit and participate in the publication titled: Joy. Sorrow. Anger. Love. Pride. 

Whether you are a professional photographer or everyday Pride advocate with a camera, now’s your chance for exhibiting and publishing your work! Pride is for, and about, everyone who identifies as LGBTQ2+ and this project’s aim is to present a multitude of experiences from across our many communities.

Find more info and submit your photos here.

Deadline: December 29, 2022

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.