Welcome!

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 www.scotiabankphotoaward.com.

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 www.scotiabank.com.

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
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of So...
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. 24Notion ranked #12 on Corporate Social Responsibility - Book of List.
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, will compare the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, e...
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
What does it look like when you have access to cloud infrastructure and platform under the same roof? Let’s talk about the different layers of Technology as a Service: who cares, what runs where, and how does it all fit together. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Lead Technology Evangelist at SoftLayer, an IBM company, spoke about the picture being painted by IBM Cloud and how the tools being crafted can help fill the gaps in your IT infrastructure.
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...
SYS-CON Events announced today that eCube Systems, a leading provider of middleware modernization, integration, and management solutions, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. eCube Systems offers a family of middleware evolution products and services that maximize return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. ...
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
Whether they’re located in a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, cloud technologies are constantly evolving. While the innovation is exciting, the end mission of delivering business value and rapidly producing incremental product features is paramount. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Kiran Chitturi, CTO Architect at Sungard AS, will discuss DevOps culture, its evolution of frameworks and technologies, and how it is achieving maturity. He will also cover various st...
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not o...