New Generation Photography Award

New Generation Photography Award

Date: Spring 2019
Location: Canadian Photography Institute



The New Generation Photography Award, in partnership with the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, is designed to support the careers of young artists and to help them reach their infinite potential.

The 2019 New Generation Photography Award Longlist is: 

Rebecca Bair, Ottawa, Ontario

Alice Boutten, Rimouski, Quebec

Matthew Brooks, Montreal, Quebec

Hannah Campbell, Vancouver, British Columbia

Sam Cotter, Toronto, Ontario

Hannah Doucet, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Seamus Gallagher, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Andrew Godsalve, Hinton, Alberta

Zackery Hobler, Toronto, Ontario

Zainab Hussain, Ottawa, Ontario

Katherine Nakaska, Toronto, Ontario

Anna Kasko, Vancouver, British Columbia

Thibaut Ketterer, Montreal, Quebec

Luther Konadu, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Paulina MacNeil, Boston, Massachusetts

Ethan Murphy, Toronto, Ontario

Zinnia Naqvi, Montreal, Quebec

Wynne Neilly, Hamilton, Ontario

Curtiss Randolph, Toronto, Ontario

Nicholas Aiden Ryan, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Melissa Tremblett, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Graeme Wahn, Vancouver, British Columbia

Matthew Wong, Surrey, British Columbia


The award longlist was selected by the New Generation Photography Award Nomination Committee, a panel of 12 nominators who represent members of the arts community, including photography experts from arts universities and colleges across Canada.

The three recipients of the 2019 New Generation Photography Award will be selected from the longlist by the award’s jury, consisting of Canadian and international photography experts, artists, and leaders in the community:

  • Ann Thomas, Interim Chief Curator/  Conservatrice en chef intérimaire, National Gallery of Canada/Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Chair of the Jury
  • Angela Grauerholz, Artist and 2015 Scotiabank Photography Award Winner
  • Deanna Pizzitelli, Artist and 2018 New Generation Photography Award Winner
  • Erandy Vergara, Independent Curator

Each winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and be featured in a group exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel, during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto. A second exhibition will follow in September, at the Canadian Photography Institute PhotoLab, located at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

In 2015, Scotiabank became the Founding Partner of the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada with a $10 million gift, the largest in the Bank’s history. The New Generation Photography Award is part of the gift’s continued legacy. 

More information about the New Generation Photography Award can be found by visiting our Scotiabank newsroom or the Canadian Photography Institute website

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