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March 4, 2008
Media Advisory - Mayor Miller calls on youth to share their vision of Toronto in photo contest
  
Mayor David Miller will officially launch The Mobile City - Toronto/Milan, an urban photo contest for youth in the twin cities of Toronto and Milan this week. The project provides youth 16 to 22 years of age in both cities with a platform to share their dreams and insights about urban life through the creation of digital photographs. The resulting photographs, along with a short artistic statement about the work, will be posted to photo galleries on the Mobile City website, http://www.mobilecityphoto.org.

The Mobile City project will be accepting submissions until May 15. The youth from both cities can post a suite of 3 (minimum) to 5 (maximum) pictures that illustrate urban life in their respective cities. Juries will be appointed in each city with the task of selecting the 30 best works. From these 30, 10 winners will be chosen in each city to travel to their twin city to participate in a group exhibit and further their photographic work. Selections from the winning photographs will be published in a book in the fall of 2008.

Date: Thursday, March 6
Times: 5:30 p.m. (reception and entertainment); 6:15 p.m. (official remarks)
Location: Rotunda, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

In preparation for the project, Toronto Culture and community arts partners are supporting digital photography workshops in underserved areas across the city to ensure all youth have access and opportunity to participate in this contest.

The Mobile City is a joint initiative of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Toronto, Toronto Culture and Toronto Economic Development, the City of Milan and the Province of Milan.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Nadira Pattison, Manager, Arts Services, Toronto Culture, 416-338-1263, npattis1@toronto.ca
Corrado Paina, Executive Director, Italian Chamber of Commerce of Toronto, 416 -789-7169 ext. 25, paina@italchambers.ca


 

 

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