About Gallery 44

About Gallery 44

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of photography, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices.

Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, award-winning education programs, and affordable production facilities for artists. Through its programs Gallery 44 is engaged in changing conceptions of the photographic image and its modes of production.

Main Objectives

  • Exhibit innovative and challenging contemporary Canadian and international photography
  • Treat artists professionally
  • Disseminate information in various ways which contributes to the understanding of contemporary Canadian photographic art
  • Support emerging artists
  • Support research on contemporary Canadian photographic art
  • Support artistic production
  • Maintain a centre for the active exchange of artistic ideas
  • Provide educational opportunities for artists and the interested public
  • Support photographic education for learners in elementary and secondary schools
  • Make photo education available to young people outside of the school system
  • Ensure our programs thrive by diversifying our income base and actively fundraising
  • Work to broaden access to our programs

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