Nominees announced for Scotiabank Photography Award

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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!

XO Natasha

Robin Collyer

Roy Arden

Lynne Cohen