Since its inception in 2007, Festival X has been committed to advancing photographic knowledge, creativity and innovation in Ottawa. Through its programming, X intends to increase exposure to, and recognition for regional, Canadian and international photo-based artists.
Included in the festival programming are a number of exhibitions of photographic art on view in both public and private galleries throughout the area, films focused on the celebration of photography, public lectures on artistic processes & technology, artists' talks, portfolio review opportunities and community-based events.
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The theme for the 2010 edition of the festival is IN/ OUT: Contemporary Photography and the Politics of Difference
X invites all local art exhibitors and curators to consider and respond to the theme of inclusion and exclusion and the role it plays in the practice of contemporary photography, by presenting bodies of work that critically explore related topics such as relationships, diversity, justice/injustice, sex, gender, class and ethnicity.
The 2010 edition of Festival X features these special projects, interventions and collaborations:
Festival on Paper
In/Out: Reading Images at X 2010
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Khalia Scott, President
Programming Committee Chair
Francesco Corsaro, Vice-president
Jean Fortier, Treasurer
Ann Connors, Events Committee
Sheilah MacKinnon, Events and Sponsorship Committee Chair