The New Generation Photography Award recognizes the practices of some of Canada’s most promising lens-based artists.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada, supported by the Scotiabank Photography Program.
This year’s exhibition showcases thought-provoking works by the winners from both 2020 and 2021: Noah Friebel, Curtiss Randolph and Katherine Takpannie (2020) and Dustin Brons, Chris Donovan and Dainesha Nugent-Palache (2021).
Reflecting the expressive power of photography, the images in this exhibition provide a compelling overview of this moment in time. Whether exploring the impact of industry and poverty, issues affecting Black and Indigenous Peoples, the built and natural world, or the minutiae of everyday life, each photographer has also used the medium as a conceptual tool, encouraging viewer engagement with the preoccupations of today’s world.