Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Scotiabank Photography Award

On January 28th, the Scotiabank Photography Award announced the long list of finalists for the $50,000 prize:

Raymonde April, Montréal, Québec

Geneviève Cadieux, Montréal, Québec

Michel Campeau, Montréal, Québec

Moyra Davey, New York, New York

Evergon, Montréal, Québec

Michael Flomen, Montréal, Québec

Pascal Grandmaison, Montréal, Québec

Thaddeus Holownia, Sackville, New Brunswick

Suzy Lake, Toronto, Ontario

Jayce Salloum, Vancouver, British Colombia

Today the shortlist for the prize - which also includes a solo exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre, an exhibition at the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and book published by Steidl - was announced: Pascal Grandmaison, Suzy Lake and Jayce Salloum.

“The Scotiabank Photography Award is designed to be an annual search for excellence,” said Edward Burtynsky, chair of the Scotiabank Photography Award jury. “The three finalists on the 2016 shortlist are exceptional artists with unique and distinctive bodies of work that show outstanding quality in Canadian contemporary photography. We look forward to announcing the winner of this year’s award on May 3.” Burtynsky is joined on the jury by NSCAD professor and photographer Robert Bean, Canadian Cultural Centre deputy director Catherine Bédard, and University of Guelph research chair in art theory and criticism Robert Enright.

Past winners of the award include Lynne Cohen, Angela Grauerholz, Arnaud Maggs and Stan Douglas.

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