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Toronto Gallery holds photography prize exhibition

Toronto Gallery holds photography prize exhibition
4 Sep 2014

September 3rd saw the opening of an Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition looking at the work of the four photographers on the 2014 Aimia I AGO Photography Prize shortlist.

The shortlisted photographers are currently part of a public vote on the Facebook page and website of the competition, the results of which will decide the winner.

People visiting the photography show will see work by Lisa Oppenheim (representing the USA), David Hartt (representing Canada), Nandipha Mntambo (representing South Africa) and Elad Lassry (representing Israel and the USA).

These finalists were chosen by a jury, who had a 22-strong long list to pick from, and were led by AGO associate curator of photography, Sophie Hackett.

"This year’s long list was really impressive – an exciting range of artists from around the world, highlighting such diverse approaches to the photographic image," Ms Hackett commented.

"We were drawn to the four nominees for the distinctive visual force and rigour of their work, but also for the ways they each address historical and philosophical questions about photography’s role today," she added.

The competition public vote will close October 27th this year, and as well as online, people can vote while they attend the Prize exhibition.

The Art Gallery of Ontario can be found on Dundas Street, and the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2014 Exhibition will be displayed there up to January 4th next year.

The Prize aims to reward photographers who have shown exceptional potential during the last half decade.

As well as $50,000 for the winner, the other people on the shortlist get $5,000 each. Everyone shortlisted gets a six week Canadian institution residency, too.ADNFCR-408-ID-801746800-ADNFCR

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