Scotiabank Photography Award - 2016 Finalists

Suzy Lake - Winner


Suzy Lake

Suzy Lake began her art practice in 1968, after moving to Montreal from her birthplace, Detroit, following the social and political unrest of the 1960s. Lake was among the first female artists in Canada to adopt performance, video, and photography to explore the politics of gender, the body, and identity. In 1972 she formed Véhicule Art Inc. with twelve other artists to establish one of the first artist-run centres in Canada. She moved to Toronto in 1978 where she became a co-founder of the Toronto Photographers Workshop. Lake taught for 40 years in Montreal, Toronto, and most recently as head of the University of Guelph photo department. Lake currently lives and makes work in Toronto. Read more

Pascal Grandmaison - Finalist


Pascal Grandmaison

Pascal Grandmaison was born in Montreal in 1975, and earned his Bachelor of Fine and Media Arts degree from Université du Québec à Montréal (1997). His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Casino Luxembourg–Forum d’art contemporain, the Art Gallery of Hamilton (Ontario) Prefix Photo (Toronto), and in numerous group exhibitions, including Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, La Compagnie, lieu de creation (Marseilles), Centre culturel canadien (Paris). His videos have been presented internationally, most recently at Haus der Kulturen des Welt (Berlin), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Edinburgh Art Festival (Edinburgh), Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing), Centre Pompidou (Paris). Pascal Grandmaison is a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award. Read more

Jayce Salloum - Finalist


Jayce Salloum

He has worked in photography since 1978, as well as curating exhibitions, conducting workshops and facilitating a vast array of cultural projects. Lately the work has taken place in Austria, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Palestine/Israel, China, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, former Yugoslavia, Galapagos Islands, and other places throughout the Americas. After 22 years living in San Francisco, Banff, Toronto, San Diego, Beirut, and New York, he moved to Vancouver and has been based there since 1997. Read more