UNDER EMBARGO - 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award Winner

Posted in by Border Crossings on May 8 2019

Border Crossings is pleased to congratulate Stephen Waddell on winning the ninth annual Scotiabank Photography Award.

“Stephen’s refined photographic explorations evoke his keen awareness about the poetics of space and the history of painting, while also walking the line between documentary and intimately personal visualizations.” said Edward Burtynsky, Chair of the Scotiabank Photography Award jury and internationally renowned Canadian photo artist. “We look forward to helping him create a beautiful book and comprehensive exhibition in 2020.” As part of the prestigious Scotiabank Photography Award, Stephen Waddell will receive a $50,000 cash prize, a solo Primary Exhibition during the 2020 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and a book of his work will be published and distributed worldwide by renowned art book publisher, Steidl.

Stephen Waddell, KurfürstenDamm 225, 2006, Archival Pigment Print

Founded in 2010 with Edward Burtynsky, The Scotiabank Photography Award celebrates the creative vision and accomplishments of some of our country’s most gifted photographers. It is Canada’s largest and most prestigious annual peer-nominated and peer-reviewed award that recognizes the achievements of an established mid-to-later career artist and strives to accelerate their career as he or she reaches for the next level of national and international recognition.

Stephen Waddell, Big Room, Caveman Autoportrait, 2016, Silver Gelatin Print Mounted on Aluminum, Vancouver Art Gallery Collection

Canadians can view 2018 Scotiabank Photography Award winner, Moyra Davey’s Primary Exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre during the 2019 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and beyond. The Exhibition is open to the public free of charge, from May 1 – August 4, 2019.

To read more about Stephen Waddell, read the article, The Natural Entropy of Things: An Interview with Stephen Waddell introduction by Meeka Walsh and interview by Robert Enright from December 2016 in Vol 35, No 4 Issue 140.

Stephen Waddell, Sunflower, 2018, Archival Pigment Print

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