Magenta’s End Of The Year Gratitude

Photo by Nina Röder, Germany (2018 Female-identifying Photographers Winner)

Above: Flash Forward 2018 winner Nina Roeder‘s Wenn du gehen musst willst du doch auch bleiben.

Hi Magenta friends,

Here’s hoping everyone had a brilliant year, we certainly did. We thought we would wrap up 2018 with a look back at all the things that we are grateful for. We would also say thank you to all of you who supported us and continue to support us. We wish everyone the best for 2019. Without further ado:

5 Things We’re Most Grateful For At Magenta Foundation

1. Our arts community. The artists and students we work with, the teachers who make our education program successful and the many things we have planned but cannot mention yet (but we can say this much: 2019 is going to be a sheer knockout year!)

2. Our crazy-talented staff. We are so thankful for our AMAZING Board Members, Our Educators and most of all the new possibilities we will make come true with our successful collaboration spirit. Thank you Laurence Butet-Roch for your work on our site Flash Forward/Flash Back, which we hope everyone is reading as it’s so full of the voices of artists we need to hear from. Thank you to our contributors and our artists, we are so grateful to you.

3. The continued success of our Flash Forward Competition. In 2018 we revamped the competition to include areas of Special Interest. It was a smash success. We were and are so proud of our accomplishments and successes and the artists we help raise up. By the way, the 2019 Flash Forward Competition is now open for submissions. Please take a minute to email or text anyone you know who might qualify and tell them to submit to Flash Forward at

4. A fantastic 3/edition Toronto Book Fair. The third iteration of Edition Toronto was the best yet, with a huge roster of exhibitors. Lots of fun was had by all–if you don’t believe us, have a look here at the new photos from the fair that we added recently to the website.

5. Most of all much gratitude to our sponsors. We cannot thank you enough, TD, The W Garfield Weston Foundation, Toronto Image Works, Flash Reproductions and ProPrint. Without your unyielding support, year after year, everything we do her at The Magenta Foundation would not be possible so THANK YOU for being TRAILBLAZERS!

And to all of you, thank you for reading and following us on social media!

All the best for 2019!