The Grange Prize Nominating Jury nominates and unanimously selects four living artists, two each from Canada and the partner country, who are at pivotal moments in their respective artistic practices and have made a significant impact on contemporary photography over the past three years.
The Grange Prize 2012 Nominating Jury is:
Sophie Hackett, assistant curator, photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Sara Knelman, a Canadian writer and curator based in London, UK
Charlotte Cotton, a writer and curator based in London, UK
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, a UK-based artist duo
Sophie Hackett is the Assistant Curator, Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario and adjunct faculty in Ryerson University’s Masters program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. She has contributed to several Canadian art magazines and international journals, and recent curatorial projects include Barbara Kruger: Untitled (It) (2010) on the AGO's façade; “Where I was born...”: A Photograph, a Clue and the Discovery of Abel Boulineau (2011); Songs of the Future: Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to Today (2011-2012); and Max Dean: Album (2012), a public project with family photo albums, for the 2012 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Sara Knelman, a writer and curator based in London, UK. She is a PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she researches photographic exhibition in mainstream art institutions in recent decades, working with Julian Stallabrass. Between 2006 and 2009 she was curator of contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario.
Charlotte Cotton is a curator and writer. Her cultural roles have included creative director of the Media Space, a partnership between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum that will open in London in 2013. Previously, she was Curator and Department Head of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2007-2009), the Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (1992-2004), and Head of Programming at The Photographers' Gallery in London (2004-5). She was a visiting professor at Yale University (2005) and visiting critic at SVA, Bard, CCA and Cranbrook (2005-7). She is the author and editor of several books, including Imperfect Beauty (2000), Then Things Went Quiet (2003), Guy Bourdin (2003) and The Photograph as Contemporary Art (2004), and is the founder of Words Without Pictures.
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin are artists living and working in London. Their latest book War Primer 2 is published by MACK (2011). Broomberg and Chanarin teach at the School of Visual Arts in New York and are Visiting Fellows at the University of the Arts London. Their work is represented in major public and private collections including Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, International Center of Photography, Musee de l’Elysee, the Stedelijk Museum, Shpilman Institute for Photography and Saatchi Gallery. Their website is http://www.choppedliver.info/.