Vancouver’s Raymond Boisjoly shortlisted for prize
TORONTO — Indigenous artist Raymond Boisjoly is among the four finalists for the $50,000 Aimia/AGO Photography Prize. The Vancouver-based Boisjoly, who is of Haida and Quebecois descent, was selected from an initial long list of 30 artists. He specializes in photographic and text-based works, and was also shortlisted for the $50,000 Sobey Art Award last year. Rounding out the list of Aimia/ AGO Photography Prize finalists are: Liz Johnson Artur, a Russian-Ghanaian photographer based in London; Japanese artist Taisuke Koyama; and African-American visual artist, photographer and arts educator Hank Willis Thomas. The four finalists will present their work in an exhibition opening on Sept. 6 at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. This year’s winner will be chosen by the public. Votes can be cast in person at the gallery or on the prize’s website.