The nominated artists include:
Raymonde April, Montréal, Québec;
Marion Penner Bancroft, Vancouver, British Columbia;
Robert Bean, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia;
Shannon Bool, Berlin, Germany;
Geneviève Cadieux, Montréal, Québec;
Marlene Creates, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador;
Susan Dobson, Guelph, Ontario;
Aida Muluneh, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;
Althea Thauberger, North Vancouver, British Columbia;
Larry Towell, Bothwell, Ontario; and,
Stephen Waddell, Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Scotiabank Photography Award, now in its ninth year is the largest peer-nominated and peer-reviewed celebration of excellence in Canadian contemporary photography.
“We are proud to continue our support of Canada’s exceptional artists through the Scotiabank Photography Award,” says Barb Mason, Chief Human Resources Officer, Scotiabank. “By exposing us to new ideas and allowing us to see the world through a different lens, the arts provide us with inspiration to pursue our own passions. In its ninth year, the Scotiabank Photography Award continues the tradition of celebrating the achievements of established artists.”
The jury of photography experts will select a shortlist of three finalists and the final winner of the Award. The 2019 jurors include:
Edward Burtynsky, Jury Chair, Artist;
Candice Hopkins, Writer/Curator;
Mark Lewis, Artist; and,
Brian Sholis, Editor, Curator/Writer, former Executive Director of Gallery TPW, Toronto, Ontario.
The shortlisted artists will be announced March 13, with the winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award being announced at a private gala at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto on May 7, 2019. The Award prizing includes:
A cash prize of $50,000 to the winner; a solo Primary Exhibition during the 2020 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and a book of their work published and distributed worldwide by art book publisher, Steidl of Germany. The two finalists will each receive $10,000.
The Scotiabank Photography Award was founded in 2010 with Edward Burtynsky to celebrate the creative vision and accomplishments of some of Canada’s most talented photographers. It is Canada’s largest and most prestigious annual peer-nominated and peer-reviewed award that recognizes the achievements of established, mid-to-late-career artists and the outstanding contributions that they have made to Canadian contemporary art and photography.