Presentation House Gallery announced the winners of its inaugural Philip B Lind Prize this evening during the opening for the Capture Photography Festival.
Simon Fraser University's Vilhelm Sundin has won the prize, which was established to support emerging artists in BFA or MFA programs working in photography, film and video. Sundin, a video installation artist, takes home $5,000.
Runners up were Emily Carr University photo artist Polina Lasenko and University of Victoria stop-motion animator Kerri Flannigan, who each won $1,000.
Shortlisted students have their work exhibited as part of the Philip B Lind Prize exhibition at Vancouver's Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, where the opening was celebrated tonight.
The 2016 Philip B Lind Prize jury includes Stephen Waddell (artist and Emily Carr University of Art and Design faculty member), Helga Pakasaar (curator, Presentation House Gallery), and Reid Shier (director/curator, Presentation House Gallery).