Multidisciplinary artists from Vancouver, Toronto to vie for $50k photography award
The winner will be announced on May 4
Multidisciplinary artists from Vancouver and Toronto are in the running for the $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award.
Prize organizers have announced a short list including Vancouver's Ken Lum, the creator of the iconic East Van Cross, and Sandra Brewster and Chris Curreri, both of Toronto.
The three finalists each get a $10,000 cash prize. The winner will be announced May 4.
In addition to $50,000, the winner gets a solo exhibition at the 2024 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival and a book of their work distributed worldwide by art book publisher Steidl.
Watch | Ken Lum is featured on an episode of In the Making, streaming now on CBC Gem:
Scotiabank co-created the prize with Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky in 2010.
Burtynsky, chair of the award jury, says this year's finalists "represent exceptional perspective, innovation and creativity within the photographic medium."
Last year's winner, Jin-me Yoon, will have a solo exhibition at the festival in May.