ONE CANADIAN ON AIMIA/AGO PHOTOGRAPHY SHORTLIST

Jul 26, 2017

By Andy Johnson

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Indigenous Canadian artist Raymond Boisjoly is among the four finalists for the $50,000 Aimia/AGO Photography Prize.

Boisjoly is based in Vancouver, is of is of Haida and Quebecois descent and was selected from an initial long list of 30 artists.  He specializes in photographic and text-based works and was shortlisted for last year’s $50,000 Sobey Art Award.
Also on the shortlist are: Liz Johnson Artur, a Russian-Ghanaian photographer based in London; Japanese artist Taisuke Koyama; and African-American visual artist, photographer and arts educator Hank Willis Thomas.
The four finalists will present their work in an exhibition opening Sept. 6 at the the Art Gallery of Ontario.
This year’ s winner will be chosen by the public. Votes can be cast in person at the gallery or on the prize’s website.
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