New Generation Photography Award Longlist


Twenty-four young Canadian photographers have been longlisted for the 2018 New Generation Photography Award, presented by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada and Scotiabank. 

The longlisted photographers include:

  • Corinne Beaumier, Montreal, QC
  • Andrea Cormier, Montreal, QC
  • Marly Fontaine, Uashat, QC
  • Emily Geen, Victoria, BC
  • Kiana Hayeri, Kabul/Tehran, Iran
  • Andi Icaza-Largaespada, Vancouver, BC
  • Jackson Klie, Guelph, ON
  • Francis Macchiagodena, Montreal, QC
  • Lucas Morneau, Corner Brook, NL
  • Annie France Noël, Moncton, NB
  • Alison Postma, Toronto, ON
  • Rena Thomas, Halifax, NS
  • Ioana Vanessa Bezman, Montreal, QC
  • Sam Cotter, Toronto, ON
  • Benjamin Freedman, Toronto, ON
  • Elisa Julia Gilmour, Toronto, ON
  • Laurence Hervieux-Gosselin, Montreal, QC and Syracuse, NY
  • Olivia Johnston, Ottawa, ON
  • Clara Lacasse, Montreal, QC
  • Meryl McMaster, Ottawa, ON
  • Wynne Neilly, Toronto, ON
  • Deanna Pizzitelli, Toronto, ON
  • Lisandre St-Cyr Lamothe, Montreal, QC
  • Kyle Zurevinski, Saskatoon, SK

The Canadian artists were selected by the New Generation Photography Award Nomination Committee, a panel of 15 nominators who represent members of the arts community, and are comprised of photography experts from arts universities and colleges across Canada.

The three recipients of the New Generation Photography Award will be selected from the longlist by the jury, consisting of Canadian and international photography experts, artists, and leaders in the community. Members of the jury include:


“We hope this award will help young artists at a time when they are most in need – just out of school or when they are about to launch their professional careers. As the award includes a group exhibition at the Canadian Photography Institute, it is also an extraordinary opportunity to increase the visibility of these artists and their work.”

– Luce Lebart, Director of the Canadian Photography Institute and Chair of the Jury


Last summer, Scotiabank announced the creation of the New Generation Photography Award in partnership with the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada. The Award is designed to support the careers of young Canadian artists, aged 30 and under, working in lens-based art.

The New Generation Photography Award winners will be announced in March 2018. The three winners will receive a cash prize of $10,000 each. Additionally, they will be featured in a group exhibition, opening April 13 at the Canadian Photography Institute PhotoLab of the National Gallery of Canada, and an exhibition at OCAD's Onsite Gallery during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in May 2018.

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