NEW YORK ARTIST WINS AIMIA AGO PRIZE

Dec 05, 2017

By Andy Johnson

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A New York-based conceptual artist is the winner of this year’s Aimia AGO Photography Prize.
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41 year old Hank Willis Thomas is photographer, sculptor and mixed media artist whose work has been exhibited in New York, Bilbao, Spain and South Africa. His photography frequently explores ideas related to race, identity, and popular culture.

The awqard recognizes artests who have produced promising work over the last five years, is chosen by public vote and comes with a $50,000 dollar prize.

The runners-up, including Haida artist Raymond Boisjoly of Vancouver, Taisuke Koyama of Japan and London-based Liz Johnson Artur, will each receive $5,000.
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