Van­cou­ver’s Ray­mond Boisjoly shortlisted for prize

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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