2011 Winner

scotia photography award

Lynne Cohen

2011 Winner

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.

Works by Lynne Cohen

Scotiabank Photography Award: Arnaud Maggs (installation view), 2014 © Eugen Sakhnenko, The Image Centre