Jayce Sallows, Scotiabank's Ben Thompson and Suzy Lake
"At Scotiabank, we have witnessed, first hand, the powerful way that photography helps people connect with a moment in time. In 2010, we co-created the Scotiabank Photography Award, with Edward Burtynsky, to strengthen our commitment to the arts and to celebrate the creative vision and accomplishments of some of our country’s most gifted photographers," said Barbara Mason, Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer at Scotiabank. "The finalists for this Award are artists who strive to invent, influence and redefine art in enduring ways." Ben Thompson, the Scotiabank branch manager of Small Business, announced the finalists and noted the artists' outstanding contribution to Canadian contemporary art and photography.
Suzy and Jayce stand at the window as their photos are projected onto the Scotiabank wall across the street
The winner will be announced at the Ryerson Image Centre on May 3, 2016 and will receive $50,000, an internationally distributed book and an exhibition at the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The remaining finalists will recieve cash prizes of $10,000. Last year's winner - Angela Grauerholz, will have a solo primary exhibition at the 2016 CONTACT which will run from May 4 to August 21, 2016.