Suzy Lake, Suzy Lake as Gary William Smith, 1973–74. Courtesy Georgia Scherman Projects. Photo: Isaac Applebaum.
Suzy Lake Imitations of Myself 1973/2012 C-print © Suzy Lake / Sammlung Verbund, Vienna (Image 1/14)
Suzy Lake, Extended Breathing: Under Porchlight, 2009. Courtesy Paul Petro Contemporary Art.
Artist Suzy Lake sets up for one of her new hour-long performances for the camera—this one near a New York City monument—in Annette Mangaard’s documentary Suzy Lake: Playing With Time.
Raymonde April’s studio with images from Équivalences 1–4 2010
Geneviève Cadieux’s Flow.
Pascal Grandmaison, Void view #7, 2010. Inkjet print mounted on aluminum, Edition 1 of 2, 22.5” x 15.” Courtesy the artist and Galerie René Blouin. Estimate: $2,500.
Pascal Grandmaison Le jour des 8 soleils 2012 Installation view at the Grande Bibliothèque Courtesy the artist
Pascal Grandmaison Le jour des 8 soleils 2012 Installation view at Métro Saint-Laurent Courtesy the artist
Pascal Grandmaison Le jour des 8 soleils 2012 Installation view at Place de la paix Courtesy the artist
Jayce Salloum flower collection 2009–12 Installation view Courtesy MKG127 / photo Toni Hafkenscheid
Jayce Salloum, everything and nothing and other works from the ongoing videotape, untitled, 1999-ongoing, video installation, dimensions variable, (detail: part 2 & 3b & appendixes i & iii, Kamloops Art Gallery, 2009). Photo: Ray Perreault.
Jayce Salloum, “(Kan ya ma kan) There was and there was not,” (detail), 1988-1998, mixed media installation, dimensions variable, collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, gift of the artist and purchased with the financial support of the Canada Council’s Acquisition Assistance Program and the Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund. Photo: Tomas Svab, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Jayce Salloum and Khadim Ali, “the heart that has no love/pain/generosity is not a heart (fragments),” 2008-2010 mixed media installation, dimensions variable, (detail: Shahnameh/Rustam & Sohrab cluster, Royal Ontario Museum, 2010). Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid
Today, 10 Canadian photographers—most of them from Montreal—were longlisted for the 2016 Scotiabank Photography Award.
The winner of the award will receive a cash prize of $50,000, a major solo exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre, and a primary exhibition at the 2016 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. In addition, a book of their work will be published and distributed worldwide by Steidl of Germany.
The longlisted artists are:
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
“Each one of these distinguished artists has a distinctive body of mature work which reflects a high level of excellence in contemporary Canadian photography,” said Edward Burtynsky, chair of the Scotiabank Photography Award jury.
Founded in 2010, the award is designed to provide support to a mid- to late-career artist as he or she reaches for the next level of national and international recognition.
Scotiabank’s commitment to photography was recently underscored by the Bank’s $10 million donation to the National Gallery of Canada for the creation of the Canadian Photography Institute.
Past winners of the award include Lynne Cohen, Arnaud Maggs and Stan Douglas.