Germany-based photographer Ursula Schulz-Dornburg is the winner of the $50,000 Aimia/AGO Photography Prize for 2016.
Schulz-Dornburg received the international honour on Tuesday evening at a ceremony at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. She prevailed, via public vote, over three other finalists – Canadian Elizabeth Zvonar, American Talia Chetrit and France’s Jimmy Robert – named in late June by an international three-person jury.
Schulz-Dornburg’s work explores the political importance of architecture around the world.
Honouring excellence in contemporary photography and photo-based art, the Aimia/AGO is believed to be the only major international art prize selected by public vote. An exhibition of Schulz-Dornburg’s work, and her fellow finalists, continues at the AGO through Jan. 1, 2017.