About Gallery 44

About Gallery 44

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a charitable, non-profit, artist-run centre committed to supporting multi-faceted approaches to photography and lens-based media. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of artistic practice, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for meaningful reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography.

Gallery 44 is committed to programs that reflect the continuously changing definition of photography by presenting a wide range of practices that engage timely and critical explorations of the medium. Through exhibitions, public engagement, education programs and production facilities our objective is to explore the artistic, cultural, historic, social and political implications of the image in our ever-expanding visual world.



To exhibit challenging and dynamic contemporary photography and related media by diverse artists

To support emerging practices

To support artistic production and dissemination

To provide innovative arts education for youth throughout the Greater Toronto Area

To promote the active exchange of artistic ideas and broaden public engagement with contemporary photography

To sustain inclusive, accessible and community-forward programming, administration and governance strategies  


Gallery 44 acknowledges that it is situated on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand and create. 


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