Sunday 29 April 2012

Media Only: Lynne Cohen. Design Exchange. Wednesday. Meet the photographer, tour the exhibition & preview her new book


 Media Preview/Lynne Cohen: Nothing is Hidden
Wednesday, May 2
11 - noon
Design Exchange, Toronto
New CONTACT exhibition features images by 2011 Scotiabank Photography Award Winner
Meet the photographer, tour the exhibition & preview her new book
Lynn Cohen: Nothing is Hidden. Book Cover
Toronto (04/27/2012)  - Scotiabank Photography Award (SPA) co-founders, Ed Burtynsky and Jane Nokes invite media to join them at a sneak peek of Lynne Cohen: Nothing is Hidden,  a primary exhibition in the CONTACT Photography Festival.

The SPA sponsored exhibition features images by Montreal photographic artist Lynne Cohen, the first ever SPA winner.  The Media Preview takes place on Wednesday, May 2nd  from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Design Exchange, 234 Bay St., Toronto.
Lynne Cohen: Nothing is Hidden, is a specially curated SPA sponsored exhibition
featuring 31 photographs representing a cross-section of the photographer's work.
Images focus on contemporary public spaces, and include rare and early black and white photographs, as well those of vivid colour, angular contrast and often wry imagery.
Attending media will be also be the first to view Ms. Cohen's new SPA sponsored book.
Design Exchange
234 Bay Street, Toronto
Wednesday, May 2
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Lynne Cohen, photographic artist, first winner of SPA. Ms. Cohen is Bilingual
Ed Burtynsky Chair, SPA and one of Canada's most respected photographers
 Jane Nokes, Exec. Director, SPA;  Director Fine Art Collection and Corp. Archives,  Scotiabank
The opening of the Lynne Cohen exhibition and launch of her book are the final two layers of the three tiered Scotiabank Photography Award, the largest photographic arts award in Canada.  Tour the exhibition prior to public opening, meet this important photographic artist, and preview her new book. Ms. Cohen's work has been featured in countless solo and group exhibitions around the world, and is represented in over 50 public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada and Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
Lynne Cohen: Nothing is Hidden opens to the public May 3rd through June 30th at the Design Exchange, 234 Bay St. Toronto.  
Mon - Fri 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.  Sat/Sun 12:00p.m. - 5:00p.m  Free admission courtesy Scotiabank 

About SPA
Established in 2011, the Scotiabank Photography Award was conceived and developed by Ed Burtynsky and Jane Nokes, to raise the international profile of Canada's leading photographic artists.  SPA is the largest annual peer reviewed celebration of excellence in Canadian contemporary photography. The winner is awarded a $50,000 cash prize, as well as this solo exhibition and a professionally produced monograph (to be released  after May 9th).  Including the cash prize, exhibition and book, SPA provides more than $100,000 in cash and marketing support to each year's winner.  The SPA 2012 is sponsored by Canadian Art Magazine,  The Globe and Mail and CTV.
About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $45 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at
Media planning to attend this special preview or requiring further information are requested to contact:
Stephen Weir & Associates:
Stephen Weir    416-489-5868     mobile: 416-801-3101
Linda Crane        905-257-6033     mobile: 416-727-0112