Cast your vote for this year’s Aimia | AGO Photography Prize winner. (Sponsored Post)
The jury chose a shortlist of artists, the gallery installed an exhibition of their work and now it’s your turn to help select the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize winner. With one little click, you can play a part in awarding $50,000 to Dave Jordano, Annette Kelm, Owen Kydd or Hito Steyerl.
Every year, the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize showcases four extraordinary artists working in photography. Previous winners include Lisa Oppenheim (2014), Erin Shirreff (2013) and Jo Longhurst (2012). The prize is Canada’s most significant accolade for contemporary photography. It’s also the first major art award that lets the public choose the winner.
Click here to vote and make sure you swing by the AGO to see the exhibit in person.
Keep scrolling for an overview of each artist and stay tuned for more Aimia | AGO Photography Prize coverage.
Hito Steyerl‘s work is both political and philosophical. Her worlds expose the humour and doom of our global, digital culture. It’s a reminder to stay actively engaged with the plethora of images we view and create daily. Click here to vote for Hito Steyerl.
Dave Jordano‘s series titled Detroit – Unbroken Down shows the day-to-day lives of people left behind in a post-industrial city. With his photographs, he tells the stories of survival and struggle. Click here to vote for Dave Jordano.
Owen Kydd creates “durational photographs,” or short video loops, that are presented in light boxes. He addresses photography’s relationship with time by fusing static and moving images. Click here to vote for Owen Kydd.
Annette Kelm juxtaposes objects to build still-lifes that reference advertising imagery. Her work uses analog film and darkroom development techniques rather than digital processing. Click here to vote for Annette Kelm.