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This May One Of Three Canadian Photographers Will Have A Very Big Day At The Scotiabank's New SPA

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Scotiabank sponsors $50,000 prize, publishing deal and a gallery exhibition for the year's best photographer. Bay Street's brand new award

By Stephen Weir

On Friday March 11th, the Scotiabank announced in Toronto the three Canadian photographers who are in the running for the nation’s newest and richest photography award.
The Scotiabank Photography Award – SPA - new this year, will not only reward one photographer with a $50,000 purse (the two runners up get $5,000 each) but will also give out a publishing contract with one of the world’s top publishing houses – the Swiss based Steidl Books – to the winner.
Vancouver’s Roy Arden, Montréal’s Lynn Cohen and Robin Collyer, (Toronto) were named to the SPA short-list at a lunchtime press event. The announcement was made in the art-filled posh 63rd floor office (think of it as an economic spa) headquarters of Scotiabank in downtown Toronto.
“Believe me, we aren’t grumpy old bankers,” said Scotiabank vice-president John Doig. “ W…