The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 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. Established in 2007, it was the first major art prize to allow the public to cast a vote for their choice of artist to win the $50,000 CAD prize. The three runners-up each receive $5000 CAD stipends toward the research and production of new work.
Each year, the Prize recognizes four artists working in photography whose work has exhibited extraordinary potential over the preceding five years. The artists are chosen via an international nomination process: a group of curators, critics and artists from around the world are invited to submit two artists each for inclusion on a long list. A jury of three, led by an AGO curator, selects a shortlist of four from the long list.
We are pleased to announce that our artist Ursula Schulz-Dornburg will be included in the final shortlist. Public Opening and Artists’ Talk will take place tomorrow, September 7th in Toronto. The exhibition is now on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario.