“Congratulations to Jin-me Yoon, winner of the Scotiabank Photography Award, whose poignant art offers new insights into local and global histories within the themes of transnationalism and environmentalism,” said Laura Curtis Ferrera, Chief Marketing Officer, Scotiabank. “At Scotiabank, we believe the arts have the power to inspire and change our communities and society in positive ways, and we are very proud to help elevate the careers of some of them. from Canada most distinguished artists with the Scotiabank Photography Award.
Learn more about Jin-me Yoon’s story and the inspiration behind his work here.
The Scotiabank Photography Prize recognizes the achievements of established mid- and late-career artists, engaging Canadians and raising awareness through photographic art of the issues and forces of our times. It was co-founded by Scotiabank and Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky with the goal of recognizing and accelerating the careers of artists as they achieve the next level of national and international recognition.
“I am delighted to recognize Jin-me Yoon as the winner of the 2022 Scotiabank Photography Award. It is a great pleasure to recognize such important art at a time when, collectively, our relationships with the land and our stories have never mattered so much. says Edward Burtynsky, co-founder of the Scotiabank Photography Prize and chair of the jury. “His solo exhibition at the 2023 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is not to be missed.”
Shannon Bool of ComoxBritish Columbia and Barbara Asman of Toronto, Ontariowere also finalists for the 2022 award and will each receive cash prizes from $10,000. The 2022 Scotiabank Photography Award nominees represent the result of a Canada-extensive pursuit of excellence. The Scotiabank Photography Award is subject to peer review at each stage of the nomination and selection process, and nominees must meet eligibility criteria.
The 2022 Scotiabank Photography Prize jury includes:
- Edward Burtynsky, artist, president of the jury
- Sophie Hackettcurator, photography at the art gallery of Ontario (FROM)
- dr. Kenneth MontagueArt collector and curator
- Gaëlle Morel, curator at the Ryerson Image Center (RIC)
For more information on the Scotiabank Photography Award, please visit www.scotiabank.com/photoaward.
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