Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Scotiabank posted this for my Friday short list press conference in Toronto

Media Alert/Photo-Op: Scotiabank Photography Award 2012 Shortlist Announcement

TORONTO, March 14, 2012 /CNW/ - On Friday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. the shortlist for the 2nd Annual Scotiabank Photography Award (SPA) will be announced at Scotia Plaza. The SPA is the largest and most generous peer reviewed celebration of excellence in Canadian contemporary photography. Created to raise the international profile of Canada's leading photographic artists, SPA is a truly national award that provides more than $100,000 in winner support. Three nominees will be announced as SPA finalists today.

What:    Shortlist announcement for 2012 Scotiabank Photography Award
  Preview of shortlist nominee images
Where:   Scotia Plaza
  44 King Street West, 4th floor
  Schooner Room
When:    Friday, March 16
  10:00 a.m.
Who:   Ed Burtynsky, Chair SPA; and one of Canada's most respected photographers
  John Doig, Senior Vice President - Toronto Region, Scotiabank
  Jane Nokes, Executive Director SPA; Director of the Fine Art Collection and Corporate Archives, Scotiabank
Additional information:
A panel of 12 experts comprised of art gallery directors, curators, practicing artists, professors, writers and critics from across Canada nominated the Canadian photographic artists to the jurors. The 2012 SPA winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
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