Vancouver artist Stan Douglas shortlisted for 2013 Scotiabank Photography Award
Vancouver artist Stan Douglas has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Scotiabank Photography Award.
Douglas was shortlisted for the $50,000 prize along with Montreal designer Angela Grauerholz and Montreal photographer Robert Walker, organizers announced today (March 5).
An internationally renowned contemporary photographer, Douglas works in still photography, film, and video. His photomural Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971, which appears to depict the Gastown Riot, is on display inside the Woodward’s complex in downtown Vancouver.
Douglas was nominated for the Scotiabank Photography Award, now in its third year, by Robert Bean, a professor at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design.
“As a contemporary Canadian artist, educator and writer I hold his work in the highest esteem,” Bean wrote in his nominator’s statement. “Every encounter with the work of Stan Douglas alters and renews my commitment to images, narrative, photography and art.”
The winner of the 2013 Scotiabank Photography Award is to be announced on May 16.