This afternoon, Scotiabank announced the shortlist for the inaugural Scotiabank Photography Award, the largest award in Canada for an established Canadian photographer. Here are the nominees:
- Roy Arden, Vancouver
- Lynne Cohen, Montreal
- Robin Collyer, Toronto
These three talented artists were nominated by eight independent experts from across Canada. The winner will be announced at a gala event on May 18, 2011, during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and will receive $50,000, a book published and distributed worldwide by art photography publisher Steidl, and a curated photography exhibition. The book and exhibition will be launched at the 2012 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the world’s largest photography festival. The two shortlisted artists will each receive $5,000.
Congratulations to all the nominees!