(Excerpt from 'Art Gallery of Ontario' posted on e-flux. Found here http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/aimia-ago-photography-prize-announces-2013-short-list)
The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is Canada's largest photography prize and one of the largest arts and culture prize programs in the world.
On August 27, Aimia, a global leader in loyalty management, and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s leading international contemporary photography award. The winner of the 50,000 CDN prize is chosen entirely by public vote, and online voting is now open at AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com and, for the first time, on the Prize’s Facebook page. Visitors to the AGO can also cast a vote inside the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2013 Exhibition, on view at the AGO from September 11, 2013 to January 5, 2014.
The finalists are Edgardo Aragón (Mexico), LaToya Ruby Frazier (U.S.A.), Chino Otsuka (Japan/U.K.) and Erin Shirreff (Canada). As a group, these four artists represent a snapshot of current directions in photography and video, in which images are used to build powerful, complex and often personal narratives.
For more information, click here.
[Image: Left to right: Chino Otsuka, 1982 and 2005, Paris, Japan, 2005. Erin Shirreff, Lake, 2012. Edgardo Aragón, Tinieblas, 2009. LaToya Ruby Frazier, Self-Portrait (March 10 a.m.), 2009.*]