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Dana Claxton wins the 2020 Scotiabank Photography Award.

Dana Claxton  

Dana Claxton is a critically acclaimed international exhibiting artist. She works in film, video, photography, single and multi-channel video installation, and performance art. Her practice investigates indigenous beauty, the body, the socio-political and the spiritual. Her work has been shown internationally at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Walker Art Centre (Minneapolis, MN), Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City (UT), Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis (IN) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, AU), Cyrstal Bridges (Bentonville, AR). With upcoming exhibitions Nasher Gallery of Art at Duke University (Durham, NC), Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (TN) and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Minneapolis (MN). Her work is held in Canadian public and private collections, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the MacKenzie Art Gallery, and the Audain Museum. She has received numerous awards including the VIVA Award, the Eiteljorg Fellowship, the YWCA Metro Vancouver Woman of Excellence Award, and the Hnatyshyn Foundation Mid-Career Award. In 2018, she had a solo survey exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Her new body of work premiered at the inaugural edition of the Toronto Biennial of Art, Toronto ON, while earlier pieces are on display at the National Gallery of Canada since fall 2019.

She is Head and an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory with the University of British Columbia. Her family reserve is Wood Mountain Lakota First Nations located in SW Saskatchewan and she resides in Vancouver Canada. 

The Finalists

Emmanuelle Léonard 

Born in 1971 in Montréal where she lives and works. She holds a master’s degree from University du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Optica, VOX, Galerie de l’UQAM and Mois de la Photo (Montréal); at Kunsthaus Dresden and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Germany); at Mercer Union and Gallery 44 (Toronto); at Glassbox (Paris); at L’œil de poisson (Québec), etc. She has participated in artist residencies at Villa Arson (France), the Christoph Merian Foundation (Switzerland) as well as the Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, and was bestowed the Pierre-Ayot Award in 2005. She was featured in a 2012 exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, as part of the International Grange Prize for which she was nominated, and in 2013 at Le Fresnoy, France, as part of the À Montréal, quand l’image rode exhibition, by curator Louise Déry. 

Jin-me Yoon 

Jin-me Yoon is a Korean-born, Vancouver-based artist. Since the early 1990s, her lens-based practice has critically examined the construction of self and other in relation to her own direct and inherited history, as well as within broader geopolitical contexts. Unpacking stereotypical assumptions and dominant discourses, Yoon’s work has examined gender and sexuality, culture and ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood. Adopting a wider and wider lens over time, her practice has become a deep investigation into entangled local and global histories existing at specific sites within the context of transnationalism. 

The Jurors

World-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is the chair of a panel of three expert jury members for the 2020 Scotiabank Photography Award.

This year’s panel includes:

  • Sophie Hackett
  • Candice Hopkins
  • Brian Sholis

Nominees

  • Marian Penner Bancroft 
  • Lori Blondeau 
  • Dana Claxton
  • Marlene Creates
  • Chris Curreri 
  • William Eakin 
  • Evergon 
  • Sarah Anne Johnson 
  • Emmanuelle Léonard 
  • Evan Rensch 
  • Jin-me Yoon 

Nominators

  • Wayne Baerwaldt
  • Jessica Bradley
  • Mary Bradshaw
  • Lorna Brown
  • Noa Bronstein
  • Louise Déry
  • David Diviney
  • Sky Goodden
  • Andrea Kunard
  • Bernard Lamarche
  • Leila Timmins  

Stephen Waddell wins the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award.

Stephen Waddell  

Stephen Waddell was born and raised in Vancouver and began his career as an artist in the early nineties. Waddell moved to Berlin, Germany from New York in 1997 and worked there steadily for a decade. His work, which started as painting, stamped a path towards a documentary approach to photography through filmmaking and other informal means. In Berlin Waddell was not satisfied just being a witness to the tumultuous unfolding of that city’s remaking. The daily practice of photography would suit Waddell’s need to

depict the emergent and ambiguous beauty Berlin had to offer. Since 2008 Waddell has lived and worked in Vancouver and has taught since 2010 at Emily Carr University. He has published three books since 2008 in Germany and Vancouver. In 2015 Waddell began making the photographs for Dark Matter Atlas in Lebanon, Canada and the United States. This exhibition was comprised of 35 large-scale darkroom photographs shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2016 some of which are perhaps the largest traditional optical black and white photographs ever made. Waddell is currently working on a new body of colour photographs that attempt to depict real and fictive events.

The Finalists

Shannon Bool 

Shannon Bool was born in Comox, Canada and lives and works in Berlin. Bool attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Cooper Union, New York, and graduated from Staedelschule, Frankfurt (2004). Bool was artist in residence at the Villa Romana in Florence, Italy (2013). Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at: Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary (2017); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2015) and recently at Musée d'art de Joliette, Joliette and Peles Empire, Berlin (both 2018). Bool has been included in various group shows at: Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Frankfurt (2017); White Cube Gallery, London (2017); The National Gallery, Ottawa (2017); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2016) and La Biennale de Montréal (2016). Her work can be found in the collections of the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Lenbachhaus, Munich, The National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and numerous private collections, including Saatchi Collection, London. 

Althea Thauberger  

Through photography, film, video, and performance, Althea Thauberger's art practice is primarily concerned with the collaborative possibilities of the social documentary form. Her recent projects involve extended engagements with the sites of their production in order to trace broader social and ideological histories. These sites include The Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic; the former Rikard Benčić Factory in Rijeka, Croatia; the image holdings of the former National Film Board Still Image Division, now at the National Gallery of Canada; and the Capri Cinema in Saddar, Karachi, Pakistan. Based in Vancouver, Thauberger has also produced numerous works exploring the city and surrounding region’s communities and histories. Over the course of her career, Thauberger has often worked with the panoramic form and immersive photographic murals. Featuring tightly structured relations between figures and ground, these images and installations explore particular ways that lens-based media articulates theatricality, the presentation of self, and construction of narrative. 

The Jurors

World-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is the chair of a panel of three expert jury members for the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award.

This year’s panel includes:

  • Candice Hopkins
  • Mark Lewis
  • Brian Sholis

Nominees

  • Raymonde April
  • Marion Penner Bancroft
  • Robert Bean
  • Shannon Bool
  • Geneviève Cadieux
  • Marlene Creates
  • Susan Dobson
  • Aida Muluneh
  • Althea Thauberger
  • Larry Towell
  • Stephen Waddell 

Nominators

  • Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis
  • Sara Angel
  • Sara Angelucci
  • Nicole Burisch
  • Peter Dykhuis
  • Sophie Hackett
  • Lesley Johnstone
  • Karen Love
  • Melanie O'Brian
  • Helga Pakasaar
  • Eduardo Ralickas 

Moyra Davey wins the 2018 Scotiabank Photography Award.

Moyra Davey 

Moyra Davey was born in Toronto in 1958 and lives in New York City. She earned a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, in 1982, and an MFA from the University of California San Diego in 1988. In 1989, she attended the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Her photographs and films have been exhibited widely for more than three decades and her writing has been published widely. She has presented solo exhibitions at leading visual-arts institutions, including the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Kunsthalle Basel, Tate Liverpool, Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna, and Portikus, Frankfurt. She has been included in documenta, the Montreal Biennale, the Saõ Paulo Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and other major exhibitions, and was a finalist for the 2010 Grange Prize (now the AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize). Her work is in more than twenty major museum collections; she is the author, editor, and/or subject of a dozen books; and she has received awards from the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, among others.

The Finalists

Greg Staats

Greg Staats is Skarù:reˀ [Tuscarora] / Kanien’kehá:ka [Mohawk], Hodinöhsö:ni’. b. 1963, Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. A Toronto based artist whose Hodinöhsö:ni restorative aesthetic employs mnemonics of condolence, articulated in visual forms that hold body and place including: oral transmission, text works, embodied wampum, photographic, sculpture, installation and video. Staats' practice conceptualizes Land as monument embodied within a continuum of relational placemaking with his on-reserve lived experience, trauma, and the explorations of ceremonial orality. Staats’ lens-based language documents cycles of return towards a complete Onkwehón:we neha [our original ways] positionality, reciprocity and worldview.

Stephen Waddell 

Stephen Waddell was born and raised in Vancouver and began his career as an artist in the early nineties. Waddell moved to Berlin, Germany from New York in 1997 and worked there steadily for a decade. His work, which started as painting, stamped a path towards a documentary approach to photography through filmmaking and other informal means. In Berlin Waddell was not satisfied just being a witness to the tumultuous unfolding of that city’s remaking. The daily practice of photography would suit Waddell’s need to depict the emergent and ambiguous beauty Berlin had to offer. Since 2008 Waddell has lived and worked in Vancouver and has taught since 2010 at Emily Carr University. He has published three books since 2008 in Germany and Vancouver. In 2015 Waddell began making the photographs for Dark Matter Atlas in Lebanon, Canada and the United States. This exhibition was comprised of 35 large-scale darkroom photographs shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2016 some of which are perhaps the largest traditional optical black and white photographs ever made. Waddell is currently working on a new body of colour photographs that attempt to depict real and fictive events. 

The Jurors

World-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is the chair of a panel of three expert jury members for the 2018 Scotiabank Photography Award.

This year’s panel includes:

  • Candice Hopkins
  • Marie Josée Jean
  • Mark Lewis

Nominees

  • Moyra Davey
  • Rosalie Favell
  • Pascal Grandmaison
  • Thaddeus Holownia
  • Sarah Anne Johnson
  • Shelagh Keeley
  • David McMillan
  • Dawit L. Petros
  • Greg Staats
  • Althea Thauberger
  • Stephen Waddell

Nominators

  • Claude Baillargeon
  • Julie Crooks
  • Sarah Fillmore
  • Sandra Guimarães
  • Jaimie Isaac
  • Luce Lebart
  • Philip Monk
  • Brian Sholis
  • Gaëtane Verna
  • Meeka Walsh
  • Scott Watson

Shelley Niro wins the 2017 Scotiabank Photography Award

Shelley Niro
Shelley Niro

Shelley Niro was born in Niagara Falls, NY. Currently she lives in Brantford Ontario. Niro is a member of the Six Nations Reserve, Bay of Quinte Mohawk, Turtle Clan. Shelley Niro is a multi-media artist. Her work involves photography, painting, beadwork and film.

Niro is conscious the impact post-colonial mediums have had on Indigenous people. Like many artists from different Native communities, she works relentlessly presenting people in realistic and explorative portrayals. Photo series such as MOHAWKS IN BEEHIVES, THIS LAND IS MIME LAND and M: STORIES OF WOMEN are a few of the genre of artwork. Films include: HONEY MOCCASIN, IT STARTS WITH A WHISPER, THE SHIRT, KISSED BY LIGHTNING and ROBERT’S PAINTINGS.

The Finalists

Donigan Cumming

Donigan Cumming uses photography, video, painting, drawing, sound, and text in multi-media artworks and installations. His work is recognized internationally for its forthright and compassionate engagement with society and its forgotten members.

Raymonde April

Raymonde April was born in Moncton in 1953 and grew up in Rivière-du-Loup. At a time when photography practice was more often documentary than artistic, she developed her ideas independently during studies in visual arts at Université Laval, influenced by literature and film. She has been active in the artistic community, co-founding La Chambre Blanche in 1978 in Quebec city, one of the first artist-run centres in Canada.

The Jurors

World-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is the chair of a panel of three expert jury members for the 2017 Scotiabank Photography Award.

This year’s panel includes:

  • Marie Josée Jean
  • Robert Enright
  • Mark Lewis

Nominees

  • Vikky Alexander
  • Raymonde April
  • Barbara Astman
  • Valérie Blass
  • Dana Claxton
  • Marlene Creates
  • Donigan Cumming
  • Nancy Davenport
  • Rosalie Favell
  • Shelley Niro
  • Jeff Thomas

Nominators

  • Daina Augaitis
  • Mireille Eagan
  • Heather Igloliorte
  • Ken Lum
  • Patrick Mahon
  • Wanda Nanibush
  • Jenifer Papararo
  • Brenda Francis Pelkey
  • Jonathan Shaughnessy
  • Liz Wylie
  • John Zeppetelli

Suzy Lake wins the 2016 Scotiabank Photography Award

Suzy Lake

Suzy Lake began her art practice in 1968, after moving to Montreal from her birthplace, Detroit, following the social and political unrest of the 1960s. Lake was among the first female artists in Canada to adopt performance, video, and photography to explore the politics of gender, the body, and identity. In 1972 she formed Véhicule Art Inc. with twelve other artists to establish one of the first artist-run centres in Canada. She moved to Toronto in 1978 where she became a co-founder of the Toronto Photographers Workshop. Lake taught for 40 years in Montreal, Toronto, and most recently as head of the University of Guelph photo department. Lake currently lives and makes work in Toronto.

 

The Finalists

Pascal Grandmaison

Pascal Grandmaison was born in Montreal in 1975, and earned his Bachelor of Fine and Media Arts degree from Université du Québec à Montréal (1997). His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Casino.

Jayce Salloum

Jayce Salloum’s work exists in/between the very personal, quotidian, local and the transnational. It takes place in a variety of contexts though has consistently been about mediation – the gap between the experience and the accounting/telling/receiving of it, engaging in an intimate subjectivity.

The Jurors

World-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is the chair of a panel of three expert jury members for the 2016 Scotiabank Photography Award.

This year’s panel includes:

  • Robert Bean
  • Catherine Bédard
  • Robert Enright

Nominees

  • Raymonde April
  • Geneviève Cadieux
  • Michel Campeau
  • Moyra Davey
  • Evergon
  • Michael Flomen
  • Pascal Grandmaison
  • Thaddeus Holownia
  • Suzy Lake
  • Jayce Salloum

Nominators

  • Claude Baillargeon
  • Penny Cousineau-Levine
  • Louise Déry
  • David Diviney
  • Susan Dobson
  • Barbara Fischer
  • Martha Hanna
  • Mark Lanctôt
  • Kenneth Montague
  • Lori Pauli

Angela Grauerholz wins the 2015 Scotiabank Photography Award.

Angela Grauerholz

Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1952, Angela Grauerholz has lived and worked in Montreal since 1976. A graduate of the Kunstschule Alsterdamm, Hamburg, in graphic design, she studied literature and linguistics at the University of Hamburg and holds a Master's degree in Fine Arts (photography) from Concordia University, Montreal. In 1980, she was a co-founder of ARTEXTE, centre d'information en art contemporain, still today an important archive for Canadian art, where she worked until 1986. Simultaneously, until the late 1980s, she was very active as a graphic designer specializing in catalogue and book design. Since 1988, she has been teaching at the École de design, Université du Québec à Montréal, where she was the director of the Centre de Design from 2008 to 2012. Having influenced and taught many generations of graphic designers in Quebec, she has received numerous awards for her design work, such as the Award of Excellence (Best of Best) from the American Federation of Arts, New York, for the book Lisette Model, published by the National Gallery of Canada in 1990, and has worked for many distinguished artists and art institutions across Canada. In 2006, Grauerholz was awarded Quebec's Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas for her accomplishments in the arts, and in 2014 she received the Canada Council's Governor General Award in Visual and Media Arts.

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The Finalists

Rafael Goldchain

Rafael Goldchain is a well-respected Canadian photographer. His photographs are included in the collections of major museums including the National Gallery of Canada, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, the Museum of Modern Art, the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y Las Artes (México), and the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile.

Isabelle Hayeur

Born in Montreal in 1969, Isabelle Hayeur is a digital image artist recognized for her large-sized photographic montages, her videos, and her site-specific installations, in which she highlights urban blights and sprawl, among a number of industrial society's pitfalls.

The Jurors

World-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is the chair of a panel of three expert jury members for the 2015 Scotiabank Photography Award.

This year’s panel includes:

  • Robert Bean
  • Catherine Bédard
  • Robert Enright

Nominees

  • Benoit Aquin
  • Dianne Bos
  • Jim Breukelman
  • Rafael Goldchain
  • Angela Grauerholz
  • Isabelle Hayeur
  • Emmanuelle Leonard
  • Laura Letinsky
  • Graeme Patterson
  • Gabor Szilasi
  • Robert Walker

Nominators

  • Diane Charbonneau
  • William A. Ewing
  • Blake Fitzpatrick
  • Ihor Holubizky
  • Marie-Josée Jean
  • Gemey Kelly
  • Andrea Kunard
  • Vincent Lavoie
  • Karen Love
  • Mary Reid
  • Ann Thomas

Mark Ruwedel wins the 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award.

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Mark Ruwedel, Bethlehem, PA

Mark Ruwedel (born 1954, Bethlehem, PA) first became interested in photography while studying painting at Kutztown State College, Pa., (BFA, 1978). In 1980 he moved to Montreal to pursue graduate studies in photography at Concordia University (MFA, 1983). While at Concordia, he started working with the view camera and also began his teaching career, which continues to this day.

Jane Nokes and Edward Burtynsky announce the 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award winner -- Mark Ruwedel.

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The Finalists

Rodney Graham, Abbotsford

Rodney Graham was born in 1949 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He studied art history at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) from 1968 to 1971 and at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver) from 1978 to 1979. A conceptual artist, Graham has created a varied body of work since the 1970s, making use of such diverse media as photography, film, installation, painting, literature, and music.

Donald Weber

Prior to photography, Donald Weber originally trained as an architect and worked with urban theorist Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has since devoted himself to the study of how Power deploys an all-encompassing theater for its subjects; what he records is its secret collaboration with both masters and victims.

The Jurors

World-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is the chair of a panel of three expert jury members for the 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award.

This year’s panel includes:

  • Robert Bean
  • Catherine Bédard
  • Ann Thomas

Nominees

  • Grant Arnold
  • Wayne Baerwaldt
  • Karen Carter
  • Ray Cronin
  • Terry Graff
  • Bill Jeffries
  • Anthony Kiendl
  • Scott McLeod
  • Sarah Milroy
  • Mary Reid
  • Craig Richards
  • Meeka Walsh

Stan Douglas wins the 2013 Scotiabank Photography Award.

Stan Douglas, Vancouver

Stan Douglas is a visual artist who lives and works in Vancouver. He has created films, photographs, and installations that reexamine particular locations or past events. His works often take their points of departure in local settings, from which broader issues can be identified. His interest in the social implementation of western ideas of progress, particularly utopian philosophies, is located in their often divisive political and economic effects. His interrogation of the structural possibilities of film and video, in concert with intricately developed narratives, has resulted in a number of groundbreaking contemporary art works.

The Finalists

Angela Grauerholz, Montreal

Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1952, Angela Grauerholz has lived and worked in Montreal since 1976. A graduate of the Kunstschule Alsterdamm, Hamburg, in graphic design, she also studied literature and linguistics at the University of Hamburg and holds a Master's degree in Fine Arts (photography) from Concordia University, Montreal.

Robert Walker, Montreal

In 1969 I graduated from Sir George Williams University in Montreal where I studied Fine Arts and painting in particular. During that period the New York Color–Field painters were in fashion and I worked in a mode of geometric abstraction.

The Jurors

World-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is 
the chair of a panel of three expert jury members for the 2013 
Scotiabank Photography Award.

This year’s panel includes:

  • William A. Ewing
  • Karen Love
  • Ann Thomas

Nominees

  • Robert Bean
  • Lynne Cohen
  • Carolyn Bell Farrell
  • Sarah Fillmore
  • Barbara Fischer
  • Gary Hall
  • Nataley Nagy
  • Helga Pakasaar
  • Carol Podedworny
  • Stuart Reid
  • Christine Sowiak
  • Meeka Walsh

Toronto artist Arnaud Maggs received the second annual Scotiabank Photography Award.

Arnaud Maggs, Toronto

Arnaud Maggs began his career as an artist in the mid seventies at the age of 50, after success as a graphic designer and then a commercial and fashion photographer. His early work used portraiture to catalogue the geometry of the face. Works in this series include Joseph Beuys, 100 Profile Views and Joseph Beuys, 100 Frontal Views, shot in 1980 at the artist’s studio in Düsseldorf, each work comprises one hundred different, but surprisingly similar, photographs of the artist. Other works in this series include the students at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Yosuf Karsh, Northrup Frye, Andre Kertesz, and numerous members of the Toronto arts community.

The Finalists

Fred Herzog, Vancouver

Fred Herzog was born in 1930 in Bad Friedrichshall, Wurttemberg, Germany. He spent his childhood in Stuttgart but returned to his birth city in 1946. He had begun to take outdoor photographs in black and white in Germany but began serious photography after emigrating to Canada in 1952. He lived in Toronto for a year and then moved to Vancouver in 1953, where he has lived ever since.

Alain Paiement, Montreal

Alain Paiement was born in Montréal in 1960, where he now lives, works, and teaches at Université du Québec à Montréal, after spending over ten years in Europe. Since the mid-1980s, Paiement has made his mark as a major figure in contemporary Canadian photography through his sustained exploration of the medium’s spatial deployment, the depiction of architecture, and the construction of sight.

The Jurors

World-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is 
the chair of a panel of three expert jury members for the 2012 
Scotiabank Photography Award.

This year’s panel includes:

  • William A. Ewing
  • Karen Love
  • Ann Thomas

Nominees

  • Stéphane Aquin
  • Robert Enright
  • Shirley Madill
  • Ann-Marie Ninacs
  • Lori Pauli
  • Sheila Perry
  • Doina Popescu
  • Bernard Riordon
  • Reid Shier
  • Jeffrey Spalding
  • Vincent J. Varga
  • Liz Wylie

 

 

Lynne Cohen wins the 2011 Scotiabank Photography Award.

Lynne Cohen, Montreal

Since the early 1970s, Montreal based artist Lynne Cohen has focused her attention on the strangeness and contradictions in the everyday world, photographing domestic and institutional interior spaces such as men’s clubs, classrooms, spas, military installations, laboratories and other uninhabited public and private interiors. While Cohen’s work has a social and political edge, and is sometimes critical, it also has a wry humour. The sites she photographs exist, but often look like constructions or installations lifted from a contemporary art museum.

The Finalists

Roy Arden, Vancouver

Roy Arden has been active as an internationally exhibiting artist since the late 70s. He has played a major part in the development of Vancouver as an internationally recognized centre for the production of contemporary photo art. Regularly seen in significant local, national and international exhibitions, Arden's work is included in important museum collections in Canada, Europe and the U.S.A., including The Art Gallery of Ontario, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart.

Robin Collyer, Toronto

Born in London, England in March 1949, Robin Collyer immigrated to Canada in 1957. He was educated at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, in the late 1960s, and presented his first solo exhibition at the Carmen Lamanna Gallery in 1971. Collyer's early black and white photographs, such as Shirley and Clint Eastwood, 1973, looked critically at the limits of the photographic image and its claims to authenticity.

The Jurors

World-renowned Canadian photographer Ed Burtynsky is the 
inaugural chair of a panel of three expert jury members for the 2012 
Scotiabank Photography Award.

This year’s panel includes:

  • William A. Ewing
  • Marie-Josée Jean
  • Karen Love

Nominees

  • Catherine Crowston
  • Robert Enright
  • Gary Hall
  • Martha Langford
  • Sheila Perry
  • Maia-Mari Sutnik
  • Ann Thomas
  • Jeff Wall