Moyra Davey, a conceptual photographer and filmmaker whose work is informed by a roving literary and anthropological curiosity, has won the 2018 Scotiabank Photography Award, the bank announced last week.
“Moyra’s art is absolutely outstanding. Her lens shifts our eyes to unseen, ordinary, and often overlooked moments,” said photographer Edward Burtynsky, who chaired the jury, in a prepared statement.
The Scotiabank Photography Award, which was founded in 2010, is intended to celebrate the best Canadian photographic artists. (Davey is Canadian, although she has lived and worked in New York for decades.) The award includes a $50,000 (U.S. $39,000) cash prize, a solo exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto, and a monograph of the artist’s work, to be published by Steidl.
Previous winners include Shelley Niro, Suzy Lake, Angela Grauerholz, Mark Ruwedel and others. The two other finalists for the 2018 award were Greg Staats and Stephen Waddell. Besides Burtynsky, this year’s jurors included writer/curator Candice Hopkins, artist Mark Lewis, and Marie-Josée Jean, who is artistic director of the VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine in Montreal.
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