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/R E P E A T -- Media Preview/Arnaud Maggs: Scotiabank Photography Award Exhibition/

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

/R E P E A T -- Media Preview/Arnaud Maggs: Scotiabank Photography Award Exhibition/

08:00 EDT Tuesday, April 30, 2013

2012 Scotiabank Photography Award Winner Arnaud Maggs Exhibition Opens as a Primary Exhibition of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

Tour the exhibition & preview new book

TORONTO, April 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Scotiabank Photography Award (SPA) co-founders, Edward Burtynsky and Jane Nokes invite media to join them at a sneak peek of Arnaud Maggs: Scotiabank Photography Award Exhibition, a primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The SPA exhibition features images by the late photographic artist Arnaud Maggs, the second ever SPA winner.  The media preview takes place on April 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, Toronto

What: This exhibition is a specially curated SPA-sponsored exhibition representing a cross-section of Maggs' work. Attending media will be also be the first to view the new SPA-sponsored Steidl-published book showcasing the photographer's work.
Where: Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, Toronto, ON
When: April 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Who: Edward Burtynsky Chair, SPA jury and one of Canada's most respected photographic artists
  Jane Nokes, Scotiabank Director, Archives, Corporate Records and Fine Art and Executive Director of the SPA
  Doina Popescu, Director, Ryerson Image Centre
WHY:  The opening of the Arnaud Maggs exhibition and launch of his book are the final two layers of the three tiered Scotiabank Photography Award, the largest photographic arts award in Canada.  Tour the exhibition prior to public opening and preview the new book.

Arnaud Maggs: Scotiabank Photography Award Exhibition opens to the public May 1, 2013 through June 2,2013 at the Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, Toronto, ON. Toronto. For hours please visit Admission is free to the public.

About SPA
The SPA is the largest award in Canadian contemporary photography and was founded on behalf of Scotiabank by internationally renowned Canadian photo artist Edward Burtynsky, Chair of the SPA jury, and Jane Nokes, Director, Scotiabank Archives, Corporate Records and Fine Art Collection and Executive Director of SPA. The award was conceived and designed to profile an established Canadian photo-based artist, raising him or her to the next level of national and international recognition. The winner receives a cash prize of $50,000 and a book published and distributed world-wide by esteemed photography publisher Steidl (Germany) and overseen by Edward Burtynsky. The winner's work is also featured at a primary exhibition during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the world's largest photography festival. The two shortlisted artists receive cash prizes of $5,000 each. The 2013 SPA finalists are Angela Grauerholz, Stan Douglas and Robert Walker. The 2013 SPA winner will be announced on May 16th.

About Scotiabank:
In addition to the SPA, Scotiabank is committed to the Arts through its support of numerous arts, cultural and heritage festivals and events, including Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Scotiabank Buskerfest and the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at


SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations

For further information:

Media contacts:

Scotiabank: Sheena Findlay,, 416-866-6806

Ryerson Image Centre: Heather Kelly,, 416-879-0283

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