2024 Jurors

Scotiabank Photography Award

World-renowned Canadian photographyer Edward Burtynsky is the chair of a panel of three expert jury members for the 2024 Scotiabank Photography Award. This year’s jury includes: Gaëlle Morel, Stéphane Aquin and Andrea Kunard.

Edward Burtynsky

Jury Chair - Artist

Edward Burtynsky is regarded as one of the world's most accomplished contemporary photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes represent over 40 years of his dedication to bearing witness to the impact of human industry on the planet. Burtynsky's photographs are included in the collections of over 80 major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa; the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York; the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid; the Tate Modern in London, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California. 


Andrea Kunard

Senior Curator, Photographs, National Gallery of Canada

Andrea Kunard curates, researches and publishes on historical and contemporary photography.  Exhibitions include Shifting Sites (2000), Susan McEachern: Structures of Meaning (2004), Steeling the Gaze (2008), Clash: Conflict and Its Consequences (2012), Michel Campeau: Icons of Obsolescence (2013), Photography in Canada 1960-2000 (2017); Anthropocene (2018) with Sophie Hackett and Urs Stahel; Moyra Davey: The Faithful (2020), and Kan Azuma: A Matter of Place (2024) with Assistant Curator Euijung McGillis. Kunard has taught photo history, Canadian art and cultural theory at Carleton and Queen's Universities. She has also published in the National Gallery of Canada Review, (U of T Press), The Journal of Canadian Art History, the International Journal of Canadian Studies, and Early Popular Visual Culture.

Gaëlle Morel

Exhibitions Curator

Gaëlle Morel has been the Exhibitions Curator at the Toronto Image Centre since 2010. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including Berenice Abbott: Photographies (2012), Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases (2014), Burn with Desire. Photography and Glamour (2015), Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake (2017) and Meryl McMaster: As Immense as the Sky (2019). Her most recent publications include True to the Eyes. The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection, (Hirmer Verlag, 2019) and she is currently working on an exhibition and accompanying catalogue on American photographer Mary Ellen Mark's project Ward 81 (2023).In 2009, Morel was the guest curator of the photography biennial Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, and she is currently an instructor in the Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management graduate program at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Stéphane Aquin

Museum Director

Stéphane Aquin became Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) in November 2020, after having served as Chief Curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. from 2015 to 2020. Prior to that, Aquin was Curator of Contemporary art at the MMFA (1998 to 2015), and an art critic for Voir magazine (1992 to 1998). Throughout his career as curator, he has organized numerous exhibitions of Canadian and international artists. As the MMFA’s Director, he is now turning his focus to leading the institution into the next chapter of its long history.