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.