PORTFOLIO PRIZE AWARD WINNERS
© Jeff Wizniak
Bronze Award winning photographers of the Prairie Light Photography Festival
PHOTOGRAPHY: Between Art and Object
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery
September 19 to October 28, 2016
Todd Schick, Janice Weber and Jeff Wizniak
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery 49 Smith St. E Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Winners of the 2016 Portfolio Prize photography competition
Vera Saltzman (Ft. Qu’Appelle)
Solo exhibition and $1,650
Silver Award Finalists
Vivian Christopher (Yorkton)
Mark Seabrook (Turtleford)
Bob Christopher (Yorkton)
Group Exhibition and $300
Janice Weber (Saskatoon)
Todd Schick (Melville)
Jeff Wizniak (Saskatoon)
Bronze Award Finalists
Shirley Arcand (North Battleford)
Bela Barabas (Saskatoon)
Olga McCarthy (Moosomin)
Helga Zbeetneff (Canora)
Panel of Judges
Three outstanding Saskatchewan photographers evaluated and enjoyed the work of the entrants.
One of Canada’s premier Arctic photographers, Doug Barber’s images are published in National Geographic and countless other magazines and newspapers around the world. Doug is sponsored by Nikon, and his many photographic pursuits include new music collaborations with symphony composer Vincent Ho that toured national galleries and concert halls in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
Jennifer Crane is the Chair of Photography in the Faculty of Visual Arts at the University of Saskatchewan. Specializing in large-scale digital printing, historical processes, pinhole imagery and stereo photography, her work has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S. and across Canada. Professor Crane’s award-winning research is recognized by leading national agencies including the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.
Architectural / Industrial + Landscape photographer Kristopher Grunert’s client list of Fortune 500 companies includes GE, BMW, Exxon Mobil, Gucci America, Gold Corp, Adobe, CP and Nike. In the deep realms of South American mines and the top of skyscrapers in Shanghai and Beijing, Kristopher’s photographs are provoked by a curiosity and appreciation for architectural structures and industrial processes.
The judges first worked independently, looking at all the images through the perspective of the contest criteria: composition, technical quality, style, subject matter and impact. When meeting together they took a lot of time discussing everything and found that their choices aligned, so the strongest entries clearly stood out.
The Portfolio Prize contest received very impressive submissions, showing diversity and a range of expression. Everyone involved with the contest and the festival felt the excitement of seeing the work and the current interest and engagement in photography around the province.
Featuring the Award Winning Photography
The Portfolio Prize award winners will be featured on the SaskPrairieLight.com website along with details of their upcoming exhibitions.