15.02.18 - MVS student Sam Cotter & MVS alumna Elisa Julia Gilmour longlisted for the Inaugural New Generation Photography Award

The Daniels Faculty would like to congratulate Master of Visual Studies student Sam Cotter & alumna Elisa Julia Gilmour (MVS 2016). Both have been longlisted for the inaugural New Generation Photography Award, presented by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada and Scotiabank.

Artists on the longlist for the photography award were selected by a panel of 15 nominators comprised of photography experts from arts universities and colleges across Canada.

Three winners will be selected from the longlist and announced in March 2018. Each will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and be featured in a group exhibition at the Canadian Photography Institute PhotoLab located at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in April 2018 as well as an exhibition at OCAD's Onsite Gallery during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in May 2018.

Cotter and Gilmour are both Toronto-based artists. Cotter regularly employs photography, film, and installation to examine issues of visual representation and artifice, while Gilmour works with still and moving images that explore cultural, familial and gender identities.

For more information on the inaugural New Generation Photography Award longlist, visit the Scotiabank website.

Photos above from Elisa Julia Gilmour's Master of Visual Studies thesis Éperdument (Madly) - film stills and installation view from the thesis exhibition at U of T's Art Museum.