$10k prize for young Canadian photographers announced
To support and encourage young Canadian talent in the field of photography, Scotiabank, in partnership with the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), is offering a $10,000 photography prize.
The New Generation Photography Award is open to Canadians aged 30 and under. Winners will each receive a $10,000 cash prize, as well as a group exhibition at the Canadian Photography Institute PhotoLab at the NGC from March 2 to May 27, 2018.
Winners will also work closely with curators for their exhibition.
Nominees for the inaugural award will be chosen from a longlist of finalists, who will be selected by members of the arts community and photography experts across Canada.
Luce Lebart, director of the Canadian Photography Institute, will serve as chair of the jury. Other members of the jury are internationally-acclaimed photographer Stan Douglas; Robert Bean, artist and professor of Visual Arts at NSCAD University in Nova Scotia; and Elisa Medde, managing editor of FOAM Magazine in the Netherlands.
Eligible recipients of the award must be a Canadian citizen aged 30 or under; a lens-based artist who has exhibited work at least once; and nominated by a member of the arts community on the nomination committee.
“This award has the power to change lives and careers by offering greater visibility for these young artists…It will open up mentorship and networking possibilities and shine a spotlight on their individual work – we couldn’t be more excited to be involved,” Lebart said in a press release.
The longlist will be announced in the fall of 2017, while the 3 winners will be announced in January 2018.