Strathbutler Artist Thaddeus Holownia among finalists for the $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award.
The largest peer-nominated and peer-reviewed “celebration of excellence” in Canadian contemporary photography was founded in 2010 by Edward Burtynsky, who chaired this year’s jury comprising Candice Hopkins, Marie-Josée Jean and Mark Lewis. The winner will be announced on May 8, and in addition to the $50,000 prize they will also receive a solo exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre during the 2019 Contact Photography Festival, and art-book publisher Steidl of Germany will publish and distribute a book of their work. The two finalists will each receive $10,000.
The longlisted artists are Moyra Davey, Rosalie Favell, Sarah Anne Johnson, Althea Thauberger, Dawit L. Petros, Pascal Grandmaison, Thaddeus Holownia, Shelagh Keeley, David McMillan, Greg Staats, and Stephen Waddell.