Click here to close now.


News Feed Item

Mark Ruwedel Wins the 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 29, 2014) - Scotiabank names Mark Ruwedel as the winner of the fourth annual Scotiabank Photography Award (SPA), announced Tuesday evening at a ceremony held at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto. This prestigious award includes a $50,000 cash prize, a solo Primary Exhibition at the 2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and a book of the winner's work to be published and distributed globally by world-renowned art publisher Steidl.

The Scotiabank Photography Award is Canada's largest annual peer nominated and peer reviewed celebration of excellence in Canadian contemporary photography, designed to raise the international profile of an established Canadian photographic artist.

"I've followed the development of Mark Ruwedel's work with keen interest for over thirty years," says Edward Burtynsky, Chair of the Scotiabank Photography Award jury and co-founder of the Award. "He is a master of seeing and printing and has inspired countless landscape photographers. Mark's eye for detail and his subtle perceptions about the intersection of -- and commentary upon -- the historic versus contemporary in landscape photography remains matchless. As this year's Scotiabank Photography Award winner, we have no doubt that Mark will continue producing work that inspires future generations of image makers towards excellence."

As the 2014 SPA recipient, Ruwedel joins an exclusive group of artists that includes Stan Douglas, Lynne Cohen and Arnaud Maggs, contemporaries honoured with the Scotiabank Photography Award in years past.

Ruwedel first became interested in photography while studying painting at Kutztown State College, Pennsylvania and later moved to Montreal to pursue graduate studies in photography at Concordia University. His career spans three decades, revealing a photographic interest in the contemporary landscape and the nature-culture dynamic. An accomplished master of his craft, Ruwedel has several bodies of work already published in print; Ruwedel's latest book, "Pictures of Hell" will be released this fall.

The Scotiabank Photography Award was created by Edward Burtynsky, one of Canada's most respected art photographers, and Jane Nokes, Director of Scotiabank Archives, Corporate Records and Fine Art. Burtynsky serves as Chair of the jury and Nokes is the Award's Executive Director.

"Mark Ruwedel's compelling body of work invites us on a journey through the lens of a truly talented artist, which reinforces why we first established the Scotiabank Photography Award," says Nokes. "We're proud to put a spotlight on Ruwedel's photographic career that led to this very special occasion and we're excited to see where his career takes him next."

Ruwedel was selected from a group of three finalists, which includes Don Weber and Rodney Graham, by a jury of some of photography's most respected experts:

  • Robert Bean, Professor at NSCAD University; Artist, Writer and Curator
  • Catherine Bédard, Deputy-Director of the Canadian Cultural Centre; Art Historian
  • Ann Thomas, Curator, Photographs Collection, National Gallery of Canada

Ruwedel will have a solo Primary Exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) during the 2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The RIC and Scotiabank are pleased to announce that the RIC will continue to host the Scotiabank Photography Award winner's CONTACT exhibition over the next three years. 

In addition to this Award, Scotiabank is committed to supporting the arts through its involvement in numerous festivals and events, including Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography FestivalScotiabank Buskerfest and the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

"Scotiabank has a history of supporting the arts in communities through our global philanthropic Bright Future program," says Jacquie Ryan, Scotiabank Vice President, Sponsorships and Partnerships Programs. "Our customers have long recognized that as individuals we gain much more than we give when we connect with the arts, and it is our goal to help everyone find their artistic inspiration. With this award, Scotiabank is committed to supporting Canadian contemporary photography and we are proud to celebrate Ruwedel's work."

2013 Scotiabank Photography Award winner, Stan Douglas debuts his solo Primary Exhibition during this year's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Members of the public are invited to visit Douglas' gallery of work free of charge at the Ryerson Image Centre (33 Gould Street, Toronto) from May 1 to June 1, 2014.

For more information about the Scotiabank Photography Award, winner, finalists, jury and prize, please visit the website at

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada's most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at, explored the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and provided a hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He examined three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. Asaf Yigal is co-founder and VP of Product at log analytics software company In the past, he was co-founder of social-trading platform Currensee, which...
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and t...
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessi...
Continuous processes around the development and deployment of applications are both impacted by -- and a benefit to -- the Internet of Things trend. To help better understand the relationship between DevOps and a plethora of new end-devices and data please welcome Gary Gruver, consultant, author and a former IT executive who has led many large-scale IT transformation projects, and John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), on Twitter at @j_jeremiah. The discussion...
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
In today's enterprise, digital transformation represents organizational change even more so than technology change, as customer preferences and behavior drive end-to-end transformation across lines of business as well as IT. To capitalize on the ubiquitous disruption driving this transformation, companies must be able to innovate at an increasingly rapid pace. Traditional approaches for driving innovation are now woefully inadequate for keeping up with the breadth of disruption and change facin...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound...
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...
PubNub has announced the release of BLOCKS, a set of customizable microservices that give developers a simple way to add code and deploy features for realtime apps.PubNub BLOCKS executes business logic directly on the data streaming through PubNub’s network without splitting it off to an intermediary server controlled by the customer. This revolutionary approach streamlines app development, reduces endpoint-to-endpoint latency, and allows apps to better leverage the enormous scalability of PubNu...
I recently attended and was a speaker at the 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to attend this event last year and I wrote a blog from that show talking about how the “Enterprise Impact of IoT” was a key theme of last year’s show. I was curious to see if the same theme would still resonate 365 days later and what, if any, changes I would see in the content presented.
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Ben Perlmutter, a Sales Engineer with IBM Cloudant, demonstrated techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user e...
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem"...
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...