Tuesday 8 May 2012

Gala for Scotiabank Photography Award




Scotiabank Photography Award
Gala Reception and Dinner
2012  Winner Announcement
Media are invited to attend & cover this important arts event
The Design Exchange
234 Bay Street, Toronto
Reception & Exhibition  6:00 p.m.    Dinner  7:15 pm     Winner Announcement  8:30 pm
The formal reception will be held at Scotiabank's "Lynne Cohen: Nothing is Hidden",  a primary exhibit of the CONTACT Photography Festival.   The event also features the worldwide public book launch of her photography book of the same name.  The event is hosted by Sarabjit Marwah, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer Scotiabank.  Renowned photographer Ed Burtynsky, Chair, Scotiabank Photography Award and Jane Nokes, Director of the Fine Art Collection and Corporate Archives, Scotiabank/Executive Director, Scotiabank Photography Award will be available to talk about this prestigious award.
The announcement of the 2012 Scotiabank Award Winner follows dinner.  During the evening, media will be introduced to this year's SPA finalists and retrospectives of their works:
Fred Herzog *                                   Arnaud Maggs                    Alain Paiement
Vancouver                                         Toronto                                  Montreal
The winner receives a cash prize of $50,000.00, a book of their works and a curated exhibition as part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in 2013. The winner's book will be published and distributed world-wide through 15,000 booksellers by internationally-renowned art photography publisher Steidl (Germany).  In total SPA has a value of more than $100,000.00. For more information on the Scotiabank Photography Award visit: http://www.scotiabankphotoaward.com/index.html

* Fred Herzog will not be attendance. Mssrs Maggs and Paiement will.
Winner interviews available following the SPA 2012 Announcement.
Media Seating is available, but limited.
Media are requested to confirm their attendance with Stephen Weir & Associates:
Stephen Weir:   416-489-5868    cell: 416-801-3101   stephen@stephenweir.com
Linda Crane:     905-257-6033    cell: 416-727-0112   cranepr@cogeco.ca
Please confirm for table seating by noon Tuesday, May 8th.
*Working media tables are available as well.