TORONTO, June 15, 2021 /CNW/ - Deanna Bowen of Montreal, Quebec is the winner of the
11th annual Scotiabank Photography Award.
As winner of the prestigious Award, Deanna will receive a
$50,000 cash prize, a solo Primary
Exhibition during the 2022 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival,
and a published book of her work distributed worldwide by renowned
art book publisher, Steidl.
"A well-deserved congratulations to Deanna, winner of the
Scotiabank Photography Award, whose art tells an important story
about our country and its history," says Laura Curtis Ferrera, Chief Marketing Officer,
Scotiabank. "At Scotiabank, we believe the arts enrich our
communities and our society in significant ways. Through the
Scotiabank Photography Award, we're proud to help elevate the
careers of some of Canada's most
accomplished and gifted artists, particularly during these
Read more about Deanna's history and the inspiration behind her
The Scotiabank Photography Award recognizes the achievements of
established mid-to-late career artists, by engaging Canadians and
raising awareness through photographic art of the issues and forces
of our time. It was co-founded by Scotiabank and Canadian
photographer, Edward Burtynsky with a goal of recognizing and
accelerating artists' careers as they reach the next level of
national and international recognition.
"It is a great pleasure to recognize Deanna Bowen as the 2021 Scotiabank Photography
Award winner. Deanna's deeply personal connection to her art – in
particular her photography – immerses the viewer in a brilliantly
potent documentation of genealogy, race, and migration in
Canada," says Edward Burtynsky,
co-founder of the Scotiabank Photography Award and Chair of the
jury. "Her solo exhibition during the 2022 Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival should not be missed."
Annie MacDonell of Toronto, Ontario, Dawit L. Petros of Montreal, Quebec and Greg Staats of Toronto/Six Nations of the Grand River
Territory, Ontario, were also
finalists for the 2021 Award and will each receive cash prizes of
$10,000. The 2021 Scotiabank
Photography Award Nominees represent the result of an annual
Canada-wide search for excellence.
The Scotiabank Photography Award is peer-reviewed at every stage of
the nomination and adjudication process and nominees must meet
The 2021 Scotiabank Photography Award jury includes:
- Edward Burtynsky, Artist, Jury chair
- Sophie Hackett, Curator,
Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
- Dr. Kenneth Montague, Art
Collector & Curator
- Brian Sholis, Editor,
For more information about the Scotiabank Photography Award,
please visit www.scotiabank.com/photoaward.
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