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Introducing the future of Canadian photography

Who are creating some of the most compelling, imaginative, intriguing works of photography across Canada? Meet the gifted young artists longlisted for the second annual New Generation Photography Award.

Designed to support the careers of artists 30 and under, the award was founded by Scotiabank in creative collaboration with the Canadian Photography Institute  at the National Gallery of Canada. There will be three winners, each to receive a $10,000 cash prize, a group exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto May 1–June 9, 2019 and at the Canadian Photography Institute PhotoLab at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in September 2019.

Let’s look at the moving works by the 23 longlisted artists.

Rebecca Bair, They Told Me This Would Hurt (1), 2018

Alice Boutten, TerreSilencieuse_02, 2014

Matthew Brooks, Chateau Lanes, 2017

Hannah Campbell, Blue Mountain. 2013

Sam Cotter, Provisional Power (from Day for Night), 2017

Hannah Doucet, Performative Selves, 2016

Seamus Gallagher, fembots have feelings, too, 2018


Andrew Godsalve, Mainlanding Black Duck Suardahl of Ord Leonowens by Cape St Margaret's Loch Dubh with Port au Strath Anna (Fossils of lapetus) (Detail), 2018

Zainab Hussain, Blue and White (Zainab) from UNSEEN/SEEN, 2014

Zackery Hobler, 18133401 (Block 1C, High Park, Toronto, ON), 2018

Anna Kasko, Walkway, 2018

Thibaut Ketterer, Extrait de la série <<Exode 138>>, 2016

Luther Konadu, Figure as Index, 2018

Paulina MacNeil, Self Portrait 1, 2017

Ethan Murphy, Thunderland, 2017


Katherine Nakaska, Photo Album, 2015

Zinnia Naqvi, Dear Nani. 2017

Wynne Neilly, "Lee in the Water at Long Point Beach", 2018

Curtiss Randolph, 72 Hours, 2017

Nicholas Aiden Ryan, Sunlight, 2018

Melissa Tremblett, (untitled) - ('birds nest', broken glass in Sheshatshiu Innu School), 2015

Graeme Wahn, Card Tower (Glacier), 2017

Matthew Wong. Untitled (Palestinian protest, Qalandiya), 2017