Multidisciplinary artists from Vancouver, Toronto to vie for $50K photography award

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TORONTO — 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 Ken Lum of Vancouver 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.

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.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 27, 2023.

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