Contact has been established as a dynamic online space where lovers and collectors of photography can find and support the work they love, providing a funding platform for both established and emerging photographers. Our aim at CONTACT is to create a community around photographic talent, to support photographers in the ongoing progress of their personal work. Contact will support photography at all levels; providing opportunities for those already producing work to self-fund through the sale of editioned prints, and a hand up to those embarking on their first personal projects, through informal crits, online advice and competitions. We see CONTACT as a way of creating a network and community between photographers, galleries, collectors and image lovers.
We believe that photography is an important visual medium and a vital way of communicating ideas, exploring subjects and asking questions. The funding of photography is in flux and we see Contact as an evolving part of this process, an exciting opportunity to allow photographers to access unrestricted funds for new work, in exchange sharing their knowledge and experience with students or amateur photographers.