This morning, three young Canadian artists were announced as winners of the Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award.
Each winner receives a cash prize of $10,000, the opportunity to exhibit in upcoming group shows at the Canadian Photography Institute in Ottawa and the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, and the chance to present artist talks this fall at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
The award is open to artists aged 30 and under who are working in lens-based art, and who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
This year’s winners are:
Luther Konadu, Winnipeg
Ethan Murphy, Toronto
Zinnia Naqvi, Montreal
A chance to see these artists’ works in person will be available at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto from May 1 to June 9, 2019, and at the Canadian Photography Institute Photolab in Ottawa from September 27, 2019, to March 22, 2020.
The artists were chosen from a longlist of 23 artists announced on February 20.
The award jury for 2019 consisted of Ann Thomas, interim chief curator at the National Gallery of Canada; artist Angela Grauerholz; artist Deanna Pizzitelli; and independent curator Erandy Vergara.
This award is presented by the Canadian Photography Institute and Scotiabank.