Scotiabank Photography Award to Stan Douglas

Douglas. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan Company)

Douglas. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan Company)

Photographer Stan Douglas has been selected for this year’s Scotiabank Photography Award, beating out Angela Grauerholz and Robert Walker. Mr. Douglas will take home a $50,000 prize, have a selection of his work published in a book by Steidl and have a one-person show at Toronto’s 2014 CONTACT Photography Festival. (Pretty nice selection of benefits.)

According to CBC, photographer Edward Burtynsky, the chair of the jury and co-founder of the award, said, “Stan Douglas has helped define and enrich the Canadian art and photography landscape with his outstanding artwork.”

The bank has posted Mr. Douglas’s acceptance speech on YouTube in which he discusses the importance of art photography at a time when images and camera technology are almost omnipresent. Well worth a look, below.

Mr. Douglas shows in New York with David Zwirner.

Thanks to Blouin Artinfo for tipping us off to the news.