Longlist for the 2020 Scotiabank Photography Award Announced

February 20, 2020 at 12:14 pm  •  Posted in Awards and Contests, CONTACT Festival, Exhibitions, News & Events by

2019 Scotiabank Photography Award Winner © Stephen Waddell, Sunflower, 2018, Archival Pigment Print

Congratulations to the eleven artists that have been longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Photography Award. Those are:

Marian Penner Bancroft – Vancouver, BC
Lori Blondeau – Winnipeg, MB
Dana Claxton – Vancouver, BC
Marlene Creates – Portugal Cove, NL
Chris Curreri – Toronto, ON
William Eakin – Winnipeg, MB
Evergon – Montréal, QC
Sarah Anne Johnson – Winnipeg, MB
Emmanuelle Léonard – Montréal, QC
Evan Rensch – Dawson City, YK
Jin-me Yoon – Vancouver, BC

The Scotiabank Photography Award recognizes the achievements of established mid-to-late career artists – it is Canada’s largest and most prestigious annual peer-nominated and -reviewed prize, celebrating the creative vision and accomplishments of some of the country’s most gifted photographers. In addition to being featured in upcoming exhibitions, the first place winner of the Scotiabank Photography Award will take home $50,000 as a main prize, and each finalist will receive $10,000.

“I’m proud to see the Scotiabank Photography Award coming into its 10th anniversary year, and the continued commitment to fostering Canadian art and artists,” says Edward Burtynsky, Chair of the Scotiabank Photography Award jury and internationally renowned Canadian photo artist. “As always, this year’s long list boasts an incredible depth of talent and the recognition of these individuals is largely in part to the thoughtful consideration of our Award Nominators. Congratulations to all.”

A jury of photography experts will select a shortlist of three finalists, along with the final winner of the Award. The 2020 jurors are: Edward Burtynsky, artist, chair of the jury; Sophie Hackett, curator, photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario; Candice Hopkins, writer and curator; and Brian Sholis, Editor, curator/writer.

The shortlisted artists will be announced March 31, and the winner of the 2020 Scotiabank Photography Award will be announced at a private gala at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto on May 12, 2020.

The 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award Winner, Stephen Waddell, will have a solo Primary Exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre during the 2020 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, open to the public free of charge from May 1 to August 9, 2020.