Three winners of the New Generation Photography Award are being featured in its inaugural exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. PhotoLab 4: New Generation Photography Award Exhibition features the work of Elisa Julia Gilmour from Toronto; Meryl McMaster from Ottawa; and Deanna Pizzitelli from Ottawa, each recognized for creating outstanding photography so early in their careers.
Established in 2017, the award celebrates emerging photo-based artists aged 30 and under working in Canada. A $10,000 prize for each artist is intended to support and advance their careers, and the award provides an incredible exhibition opportunity at the NGC.
The inaugural exhibition features photographs and audio/video installations that explore gender identity, Indigenous representation, longing, loss, spontaneity, self-discovery, and more.
PhotoLab 4: New Generation Photography Award Exhibition is on display at the National Gallery of Canada (380 Sussex) until August 19, 2018. Admission costs $7 for full-time students, $15 for adults and $13 for seniors. Admission is free for children under the age of 11. There is free admission on Thursday evenings from 5–8pm. Visit gallery.ca for hours and to read more about the exhibition.