A wide-angle shot of a rocky mountain with two climbers climbing up using mountaineering gear.
Greg Cooke, "The Nose," 2022.


The Hart House Camera Club was founded in 1919. In 1922, the club held its First Annual Exhibition of Photography. The tradition has continued over the years, providing Hart House members and the University of Toronto students with the opportunity to display their work to a broad audience. Today, the Annual Exhibition of Photography remains one of the longest-running photography contests in North America.

The exhibition has nine categories, allowing for a wide range of creative projects. The categories have changed over the years. They include Film Prints (Mastery of Printing and Mastery of Execution), Portraiture, People, Places, Nature, Altered Images, Campus Life Images, and Photographic Essay categories. Cash prizes are awarded to the winners, and those prints are donated to the University of Toronto Archives and Records Management office for posterity.

Exhibition organizers

Event Metadata

  • Date: Mar 20 – Apr 26
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  • Time & Duration: (all day) (38 days)
  • Cost:
    • General Admission


  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: 2nd Floor Hallway
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  1. Feb 26  – Mar 3
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