Scotiabank Photography Award Longlist Announced

Added on by Shelagh Keeley.

The eighth annual Scotiabank Photography Award, the largest peer-nominated and peer-reviewed celebration of excellence in Canadian contemporary photography, revealed the 11 artists on its 2018 longlist today, vying for the $50,000 prize. 

The 2018 longlisted artists include:

  • Moyra Davey, Toronto, Ontario, and New York, New York;
  • Rosalie Favell, Ottawa, Ontario;
  • Pascal Grandmaison, Montréal, Québec;
  • Thaddeus Holownia, Jolicure, New Brunswick;
  • Sarah Anne Johnson, Winnipeg, Manitoba;
  • Shelagh Keeley, Toronto, Ontario;
  • David McMillan, Winnipeg, Manitoba;
  • Dawit L. Petros, Montréal, Québec;
  • Greg Staats, Toronto, Ontario;
  • Althea Thauberger, North Vancouver, British Columbia; and,
  • Stephen Waddell, Vancouver, British Columbia.

"We believe at Scotiabank that the arts make our communities richer and we are proud to support our Canadian photographers," said Barb Mason, Chief Human Resources Officer, Scotiabank. "Photography as an art form challenges our thinking by exposing us to new ideas, people and places, and this year's selection provides us with amazing point of views. Congratulations to all 11 longlisted artists."

A group of esteemed members of the Canadian arts community put forward their nominations that make up the 2018 longlist. The nominators include:

  • Claude Baillargeon, Associate Professor of Art History, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan;
  • Julie Crooks, Assistant Curator, Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario;
  • Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator & Deputy Director, Programs, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax & Yarmouth, Nova Scotia;
  • Sandra Guimarães, Director of Programs & Chief Curator, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan;
  • Jaimie Isaac, Curator, Indigenous and Contemporary Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba;
  • Luce Lebart, Director, Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario;
  • Philip Monk, Former Director, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Ontario;
  • Brian Sholis, Executive Director, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Ontario;
  • Gaëtane Verna, Director, Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario;
  • Meeka Walsh, Critic, Writer & Curator, Editor, Border Crossings, Winnipeg, Manitoba; and,
  • Scott Watson, Director, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Head & Professor, Art History, Visual Art & Theory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia. 

See full details of the announcement here.

 1983 Kisangani Zaire, 2015  A photographic wall installation of 27 photographs taken in 1983 in Kisangani, Zaire now the Democratic Republic of Congo.  10 ' high x 40 ' length  Commissioned by the Power Plant, Toronto, Canada for the exhibition : The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding / Decoding.  Curated by Gaetane Verna and Mark Sealy. With Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Sven Augustijnen, Shelagh Keeley, Steve McQueen and Zineb Sedira.  24 January - 18 May 2015

1983 Kisangani Zaire, 2015

A photographic wall installation of 27 photographs taken in 1983 in Kisangani, Zaire now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

10 ' high x 40 ' length

Commissioned by the Power Plant, Toronto, Canada for the exhibition : The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding / Decoding.

Curated by Gaetane Verna and Mark Sealy. With Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Sven Augustijnen, Shelagh Keeley, Steve McQueen and Zineb Sedira.

24 January - 18 May 2015