One of the largest arts and culture prize programs in the world announces shortlist for its 2015 CAD $50,000 prize
The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize offers cash prizes directly to artists working in photography each year, and is comprised of an annual exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), an online exhibition at AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com, international artist residencies, public programming, and a national scholarship program. It is Canada’s most significant award for contemporary photography, recognizing photographers from around the world whose work has exhibited extraordinary potential over the preceding five years. Originating in 2007 and formerly known as the Grange Prize, the Aimia/AGO honours excellence in contemporary photography and related fields, with an annual award winner decided by public vote (the first of its kind to do this).
The 2015 shortlisted artists are Owen Kydd (Canada), Annette Kelm and Hito Steyerl (Germany), along with Dave Jordano (United States). They, along with all others from the list of 27 from which they were chosen by jury, can also be viewed on the Aimia | AGO website (link above). Public voting can be done either at the Art Gallery of Ontario itself, or online until November 29 2015. The shortlisted artists’ works are exhibited from September 9 2015.
Original story via The Globe & Mail