Finalists

Scotiabank Photography Award - 2014 Winner and Finalists

Mark Ruwedel - Winner

Nominator's statement

Ruwedel has developed a distinct approach to image-making that draws upon his extensive knowledge of the history of photography and a keen awareness of the debates on the nature of representation associated with the emergence of Conceptual Art in the late 20th century. Read more

Biography

Mark Ruwedel

Mark Ruwedel (born 1954, Bethlehem, PA) first became interested in photography while studying painting at Kutztown State College, Pa., (BFA, 1978). In 1980 he moved to Montreal to pursue graduate studies in photography at Concordia University (MFA, 1983). While at Concordia, he started working with the view camera and also began his teaching career, which continues to this day.Read more

Mark Ruwedel Wins

Jane Nokes and Edward Burtynsky announce the 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award winner -- Mark Ruwedel. Watch Video

Rodney Graham - Finalist

Nominator's statement

Renaissance man, gifted amateur, jack of all trades – these are the personae adopted by Canadian artist Rodney Graham within an artistic practice that has spanned more than thirty years. Graham’s characterization of himself as a dilettante belies the fact that, as a writer, musician, painter, filmmaker, and photographer, as well as a performance, sound and installation artist, he is a master of many disciplines. Read more

Biography

Rodney Graham

Rodney Graham was born in 1949 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He studied art history at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) from 1968 to 1971 and at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver) from 1978 to 1979. A conceptual artist, Graham has created a varied body of work since the 1970s, making use of such diverse media as photography, film, installation, painting, literature, and music.Read more

2014 Scotiabank Photography Award Finalist
Rodney Graham


Nominator, Scott McLeod, speaks about 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award Finalist, Rodney Graham. Watch Video

Donald Weber - Finalist

Nominator's statement

Documentary photography is a calling that entails all the aesthetic discrimination, technical expertise, and sophisticated reading of the world demanded of artists working in the fine art tradition. Added to this, however, is the added pressure of making pictures out in the world, often under conditions of threat.Read more

Biography

Donald Weber

Prior to photography, Donald Weber originally trained as an architect and worked with urban theorist Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has since devoted himself to the study of how Power deploys an all-encompassing theater for its subjects; what he records is its secret collaboration with both masters and victims.Read more

2014 Scotiabank Photography Award Finalist
Donald Weber


2014 Scotiabank Photography Award Finalist, Donald Weber, speaks about his work. Watch Video