Grange Prize Panel Discussion
Wednesday, September 22 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Each year, The Grange Prize recognizes the work of Canadian and international contemporary photographers, awarding $50,000 CAD to a winner chosen through an online public vote from among two Canadian and two international artists. Join the nominees for this year's Grange Prize for a lively conversation about the current state of contemporary photography. The shortlist includes:
Josh Brand, an American photographer based in Brooklyn, NY, who creates unique photographic objects, or photograms, through darkroom experimentation, often without the use of a camera or film, rendering subtle gestures and effects in works, and suggesting representational elements while remaining emphatically abstract.
Moyra Davey, a Canadian photographer, writer, and filmmaker living and working in New York City, whose intimate, poetic and modestly-scaled visual essays - documenting domestic objects, studio ephemera, and books - stand in contrast to the driving trends of contemporary photography.
Leslie Hewitt, an American photographer, living and working in Houston and New York City, who works with photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations to create photographic arrangements that address notions of time and space, culture and representation.
Kristan Horton, a Canadian photographer living and working in Toronto, whose multi-disciplinary works incorporate sculpture, drawing, photography and video. His practice involves extensive research, and inventive, experimental uses of digital technology, often using humour and repetition in novel ways.
The Grange Prize is an Aeroplan and Art Gallery of Ontario Partnership.