Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Scotiabank New Generation Photography 2020 longlist

Thirteen Canadian photographers under the age of 30 have been included in the Scotiabank New Generation Photography competition for 2020 with three winners to be announced March 25. The contenders in the third annual awards program were picked by Scotiabank and the National Gallery of Canada with each winner to receive a $10,000 cash prize and a feature in two exhibitions.

The first exhibition will be during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival May 1 to June 7, 2020 where the works will be shown at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. Then they will be shown at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa from November 2020 till March 2021.

Scotiabank is a powerhouse for support and sponsorship of community, charities and philanthropic activities, donating close to $100 million dollars in 2019. "Scotiabank has a deep passion for supporting the arts, culture and young people," says Mike Tasevski, Vice President, Global Sponsorships at Scotiabank. "We are proud to continue to play a role in celebrating the creative vision and accomplishments of our country's most promising new photographers."

New Generation Photographer 2020 longlist:
Lacie Burning – Vancouver/Six Nations of the Grand River, BC
Justin Carter – Halifax, NS
Garnet Dirksen – Merritt, BC
Noah Friebel – Vancouver, BC
Sarah Jasmine Hodgson – Ottawa, ON
Kaysha Jamieson – Hamilton, ON
Olivia Johnston – Ottawa, ON
Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes – Richmond, BC
Delphine Lewis – Westmount, Quebec
Samantha Miller – Ohsweken, Six Nations, Ontario
Curtiss Randolph – Toronto, ON
Rachel Rozanski – Toronto, ON
Katherine Takpannie – Ottawa, ON

Nominees on the 2020 longlist as judged by: Ann Thomas, Senior Curator, Photographs, National Gallery of Canada, and Chair of the Jury. Luther Konadu, Artist and past New Generation Photography Award winner (2019). Andrea Kunard, Associate Curator, Photographs, National Gallery of Canada. Suzy Lake, Artist and past Scotiabank Photography Award winner (2016) and Alain Paiement, Artist and Professor at Université de Québec à Montréal:

"This year's nominees for the New Generation Photography Award continue to impress with the high-quality of their work and lively engagement with the photographic medium," says Ann Thomas, Senior Curator, Photography, National Gallery of Canada and Chair of the Jury. "The diversity of the submissions reveals photography's power to explore a wide range of subject matter, ranging from personal journeys to pressing social issues. The prize celebrates the artistic vision of an up-and-coming generation of artists, and most importantly offers support and encouragement for both nominees and winners."

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