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.
Eight photographers have won the first Reuters photojournalism grants of $5,000, the news service announced today. Reuters created the grant program to support “a diverse new generation of photojournalists” who can tell stories from new and different perspectives. Reuters launched the initiative last year at Visa pour l‘image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France.... More ›
Deadlines for grant applications and submissions for several photo prizes are due in the weeks ahead. These grants and prizes support ongoing and new personal projects, photojournalism and news photography, and include photo grants specifically designed to support the work of photographers who identify as female. Getty Images Women Photograph Grant Sponsored by Getty Images... More ›
Beijing-based photographer Sim Chi Yin has been named the winner of the Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award, which comes with a grant of $20,000. The board of the Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) announced the news today. Now in its seventh year, the award supports photographers whose work shines a light on the shared... More ›