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CONTACT Festival: New Generation Photography Award

May 1 – June 9, 2019

2nd floor gallery

Opening reception: May 2, 7-10pm

The winners of the 2019 New Generation Photography Award have been announced! The Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada and Scotiabank recognized Canada’s brightest young photographers by awarding them the New Generation Photography Award. This year’s winners, selected from a longlist of 23 artists, are Luther Konadu, Winnipeg (Manitoba), Ethan Murphy, Toronto (Ontario) and Zinnia Naqvi, Montreal (Quebec).

The New Generation Photography Award, established in 2018, celebrates three outstanding young Canadians working in lens-based art. The Award aims to elevate the careers of young artists and is unique in that it is the only dedicated prize offered to artists 30 and under, specific to lens-based art.

The winners each receive a cash prize of $10,000, and are featured in two group exhibitions: at the Gladstone Hotel in, during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival from May 1- June 9, 2019, and at the Canadian Photography Institute PhotoLab, located at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, from September 27, 2019 – March 22, 2020.

Organized by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada in partnership with Scotiabank, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and the Gladstone Hotel.